Federal TEACH Grant Program

TEACH stands for Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program. TEACH provides grant assistance to students who plan on becoming teachers AND meet very specific requirements.

To be eligible, you must score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. For UNCG, as an undergraduate you must be in a specific major and be admitted to the Teacher’s Academy before you can be considered for the TEACH Grant. The list of UNCG TEACH eligible programs is below.

A student can receive a maximum of $4000 per academic year. (The total amount a student is eligible to receive per year can vary from year to year based on the sequestration law. This can result in the maximum amount potentially being less than $4000.) An undergraduate cannot exceed a cumulative total of $16,000 and a graduate student cannot exceed a cumulative total of $8,000. Before a TEACH Grant can be disbursed, you must sign and submit a TEACH Grant Agreement To Serve to the U.S. Department of Education.

In order for a TEACH Grant to remain a grant and not convert to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, a student must teach for four years in a Title I school and teach a high need subject.

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The following is a list of the UNCG TEACH eligible programs:

B-12/Hard of Hearing Teacher Lic BS
Biology Education BA
Biology Education BS
Chemistry Education BA
Chemistry Education BS
Comprehensive Science Ed MAT
Elementary Ed/Special Ed: Dual Major BS
English 2nd Language Ed MAT
French Education BA
French Education MAT
Integrated Science/Secondary Science Tch Licensure BA
Latin Education BA
Mathematics Education BA
Mathematics Education BS
Mathematics Education: Applied Math BS
Mathematics Education: Computer Science BS
Mathematics Education: Pure Math BS
Mathematics Education: Statistics BS
Middle Grade Ed (Mathematics) MAT
Middle Grade Ed (Science) MAT
Middle Grades Mathematics BS
Middle Grades Science BS
Physics Education BA
Physics Education BS
Spanish Education BA
Spanish Education MAT
Special Education: General Curriculum BS