TEACH Grants

How Do I Qualify?

  • Be admitted to the College of Education and complete the degree in a high need teacher education field as identified below:
Tampa Campus
Description Degree
Autism Spectrum Disorders M.A.
Biology B.S. or M.A.T.
Career and Technicial Education  
Career and Workforce Education  
Chemistry B.S. or M.A.T.
Curriculum and Instruction  
English Education B.S. or M.A.T.
Exceptional Student Education B.S., M.A., or M.A.T. 
Foreign Language Education M.A.T.
French B.A. or M.A.T.
German B.A. or M.A.T.
Italian B.A. or M.A.T.
Mathematics Education (6-12) B.S. or M.A.T.
Middle Grades Mathematics M.A.T.
Physics B.S. or M.A.T.
Reading Education M.A.
Russian B.A. or M.A.T.
Science Education B.S. or M.A.T.
Spanish B.A. or M.A.T.
Special Education: Gifted M.A.


Sarasota Campus
Description Degree
Exceptional Student Education B.A. or B.S.


St. Pete Campus
Description Degree
Education B.S.
Elementary Education M.A.
Exceptional Student Education B.S., M.A., or M.A.T.
Middle Grades STEM Education M.S.
Reading Education M.A.


  • Meet the academic achievement requirement of any one of the two listed below:
    • Have an overall UG/GR GPA of at least 3.25 or document a score above 75th percentile on an admission test (SAT, ACT, or GRE)
    • Current and retired teachers from another occupation with expertise in a high-need field who are seeking a master's degree.
  • If no admission test documented, must maintain a cumulative undergraduate/graduate GPA of at least 3.25 to be awarded in subsequent terms.
  • Be willing to teach in a high need field for four years at a low income elementary or secondary school.
  • TEACH grants are only awarded to students who are seeking initial certification.