Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide up to $3,752 annually in aid to undergraduate and graduate students who agree to teach as a highly qualified teacher in a "high need" field as listed in the Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing that is issued annually by the Department of Education at a "low income" elementary or secondary school.  Total grant funding cannot exceed $16,000 for undergraduate students and $8,000 for graduate students. Participants must sign a contract to teach in a "high need" field at a "low income" school for at least four years within eight years of completing of their education program. Please note that in the event the TEACH Grant recipients do not or cannot complete the studies for which they received the grant or their four-year service requirement, all money acquired from a TEACH Grant converts into an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid to the Department of Education. The amount of your TEACH grant will depend on your enrollment each semester and the amount of funds used.

In order to qualify, new students will undergo a GPA review from their previous school to determine eligibility.  Returning students will be required to maintain a 3.25 GPA to continue to receive the grant.  You will also need to complete the application steps listed below and be eligible for Federal Student Aid. 

More information about the TEACH Grant program can be found here.


Undergraduate Credits


Graduate Credits


These amounts are per semester and cannot exceed the Maximum academic (Fall, Spring, Summer) yearly amount of $3,752. You must enroll full-time in order to receive consideration for the full amount of the TEACH Grant award. At the undergraduate level, enrollment of 12 credit hours or more each semester is considered full-time. At the graduate level, enrollment of 9 credits or more each semester is considered full-time. Doctoral students do not qualify for this grant.

How To Apply to the TEACH Grant Program

                 Bachelor of Science in Early Care and Education
                 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/K-6 
                 Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education/6-8
                 Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education
                 Master of Education in Elementary Education/K-6
                 Master of Arts in Secondary Education/7-12 
                 Master of Education in Career and Technical Education
                 Master of Education in Special Education/K-12
                 Master of Education in Reading
                 Master of Education in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (Certified Only)
                 Master of Education in School Leadership

                *Doctoral programs and Education Studies programs are not eligible. 

  • Submit all official transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    320 N. DuPont Highway
    New Castle, DE 19720
  • Maintain Enrollment and GPA 3.25