Thursday, July 8, 2010

Grants for Becoming a Teacher

School districts are laying off teachers, that's true. But teaching in the right places, and the right subject, will almost always guarantee you a job. Now may be a good time to switch careers if you are thinking about your job security.

TEACH Grant Program is a federal funded program for people looking to be teachers. The grant is $4,000 a year. There are some rules for getting the money.

You must first agree to teach in an area or school that is underserved. A four year commitment to teach there is a must. If you fail to do that, you will have to pay back the money. It will be treated as a student loan.

You must be actively enrolled in a program that leads to teaching in a high demand area, such as math, science, special ed, and bilingual.

You also must maintain a 3.35 GPA.

$4,000 is not a bad bit of money to help you go back to school and complete a teaching credential.

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