Teach Grant Program

LaGrange College's TEACH Grant Eligible Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education

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; and
  • teach 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.
High-Need Subject Areas:
  • English language arts
  • Elementary instruction
  • Mathmatics
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Foreign language
  • Bilingual education
    • TESOL
    • English language acquisition
  • Reading specialist

Student Eligibility Requirements
To receive a TEACH Grant you must:
For graduate programs, meet one of the following academic standards:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  •  Meet the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid.
  • Be fully admitted into the LaGrange College Teacher Education Program in a TEACH Grant eligible program. 
For graduate programs, meet one of the following academic standards:
  • Score above the 75th percentile on one battery of a nationally normed college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT, GRE), or
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) to receive a grant in the first term, or
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) through the most recent term in the Master's degree program and for subsequent payments; or
  • Be a current teacher or be a retiree from another occupation with expertise in a high-need field enrolled in a Master's degree program; or
  • Be a former teacher pursuing an alternative route to certification within a Master's degree program.
  • Complete TEACH Grant counseling
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and respond to requests by the U.S. Department of Education confirming your continuing intention to meet the teaching obligation.

Failure to complete the teaching obligation, respond to requests for information, or properly document your teaching service will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a loan with interest.

Once a grant is converted to a loan it can't be converted back to a grant!

For more information about the TEACH Grant you should read the TEACH Grant Fact Sheet