The TEACH Grants are authorized in the College Cost Reduction and Access Act which was enacted into law in the fall of 2007. These are grants to recruit teachers into hard-to-staff fields and hard-to-staff schools. Grants of up to $16,000 ($4000/year) for undergraduates and $8,000 for graduate students can be used to cover the cost of tuition and other school-expenses. Grantees will then complete a four-year teaching service obligation in a high-need field at a school that receives Title I funds.
Important AACTE Guidance for Members on Implementing TEACH Grants: On June 18th, 2008, AACTE held a workshop entitled "Implementing the TEACH Grants." Click here to view slides from the presentation.
On June 23, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations for the TEACH Grant program.
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