What is the TEACH Grant?

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. Please see the Federal Student Aid TEACH Grant website for award amounts.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach

  • in a high-need field
  • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf). 



  • Formal acceptance into the Education Program in the PBA School of Education
  • Successful passing of First Screening
  • Have a declared major of Secondary Education/Mathematics or Elementary Education (with minor in Exceptional Student Education, Mathematics or Science)
  • Have at least a 3.25 GPA
  • Meet the basic criteria for federal student aid programs


How to Apply

The following steps must be completed each year to receive the TEACH Grant:

  1. Complete TEACH Grant Counseling on
  2. Complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) on
  3. Email from your official PBA email account requesting that we add the TEACH Grant to your account.