Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 2, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Education has approved King’s College to participate in the Teacher Education Assistance for College of Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program, the only federal student aid grant program that directly benefits teachers working in high-need and underserved schools.

The TEACH Grant program provides awards of up to $4,000 per year for qualified students enrolled in a program of study designed to prepare individuals to work as highly qualified teachers. Participating institutions individually determine which of their degree programs are considered eligible and available through the TEACH initiative. King’s College’s grant-eligible education degrees currently include undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in special education, education studies, secondary science, or secondary mathematics.

Unlike other federal grant programs, in exchange for the award, students must sign an agreement to serve as a full-time elementary or secondary school teacher in a high need field and at an underserved school or educational service agency. The individual must complete four years of this service within eight years of graduation. Last year, the U.S. Department of Education implemented enhancements to the grant program as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's American Families Plan, which provides greater flexibility and reduces challenging components for recipients.

To qualify, students must meet basic eligibility criteria for federal aid programs, file their FAFSA, be enrolled in a grant-eligible degree program, participate in grant counseling, and meet academic achievement requirements. Current or prospective students interested in pursuing an education degree with support of the TEACH Grant program should contact the King’s College Department of Education at TEACHGrant@kings.edu. To learn more about the TEACH Grant program, visit studentaid.gov/teach.