Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years meeting the following requirements:
At Cal Lutheran, candidates in the Special Education Program (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing) are eligible to receive the TEACH Grant beginning with the Fall 2010 semester. At this time, candiidates in other programs are not eligible. Candidates must also meet certain academic achievement requirements to be initially awarded the grant and then to receive the grant in subsequent terms.
If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required four years of teaching service, fulfilling the requirements above within eight years after completion of the program for which you received the grant, or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program, all grant funds received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid with interest. In addition, your TEACH Grant can convert into an unsubsidized loan for other reasons.