The School of Education and Child Development at Drury University has gained approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer TEACH Grant funding opportunities. This program is designed to target high need areas of teacher education including certification tracks in Science, Special Reading, Special Education and Foreign Languages. Participants in this program may receive up to $4000 to off set costs associated with training in these high need areas.
As with many federal funding programs, there is a service obligation which is spelled out in the fact sheet (PDF) on the program. In addition, it is possible for candidates in elementary degree completion programs who pick up additional training in one of the high need areas to receive this funding provided they are committed to working in low income school as defined by the federal government. Drury's Financial Aid department has developed an application process and the School of Education and Child Development will be making every effort to see that candidates preparing for work in these areas of certification have access to funding. Please contact us on the status of this opportunity at (417) 873-7271.
Due to the Budget Control Act of August 2, 2011 (Sequestration), the TEACH Grant has mandatory reductions taken from the original grant amount. All Grants funded from October 1, 2014 thru October 1, 2015 will have a mandatory cut of 7.3%.