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

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program of study that will lead to a teaching certificate.
  • Plan to take course work that is necessary to begin a career in teaching.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
  • Sign an agreement to serve in high-need field areas e.g. bilingual education and English language acquisition, foreign languages, mathematics, reading, science, special education; and teach in schools designated as serving low-income students.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • If you believe you meet this program's criteria and want more information, please go to the web site: On this site you will have the opportunity to read about what to expect and learn answers to frequently asked questions.  You should then electronically complete the TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling as well as the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve. You will then be contacted by the University with regard to your eligibility and any additional counseling requirements.  For more information about eligibility, please contact:  Rob Longwell-Grice from the School of Education at (414) 229-3059;
  • Students who enroll in a Post-Baccalaureate program are not eligible to participate in this Program at UWM. Students who enroll in the combined Masters/ Post- Baccalaureate program are not eligible to participate while they are enrolled at the Post- Baccalaureate level, but become eligible while in the Master's program.
  • You do not have to demonstrate financial need, but must submit a FAFSA.
  • If you fail to complete the service obligation (teaching full-time in high need area serving low income students for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your program of study) this grant becomes a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Students must then repay these funds with interest added from the date the original grant was disbursed.


TEACH Grant Program Details