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Grants for Graduate Students

Federal TEACH Grant for Graduate Students (GTEACH)

MSU Denver began participating in the Federal TEACH Grant Program at the graduate level during the 2010-2011 academic year.  Only students who are pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching, concentrating in Special Education, qualify for the GTEACH at MSU Denver. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • GPA of 3.25+ or score within the 75th percentile in any battery of the ACT/SAT
  • Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Complete Financial Aid file
  • Completing the Master in the Art of Teaching in Special Education program

Students who are retired teachers or who are currently teaching are exempt from the 3.25 GPA requirement.

If you are pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, concentrating in Special Education, and are interested in receiving the Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant at the graduate level, submit a GTEACH Pre-Application to MSU Denver’s Office of Financial Aid.
Important Notice:  The Federal TEACH Grant is not need based and is awarded in amounts of up to $4,000/academic year and is subject to a graduate lifetime maximum of $8,000.  The Grant is pro-rated based on the student’s enrollment status.  Students receiving the Federal TEACH Grant agree to teach full time for at least four years in a Title I school within eight years of earning the Master in the Art of Teaching degree.  A majority of the classes taught by the student within this 8 year period must be in Special Education.  If the student fails to do so, the Federal TEACH Grant is converted to an unsubsidized loan, accruing interest as of the date of the first disbursement. 

Award Amount per Term by Enrollment
Enrollment Award Amount per Term
Less than 5 credits (1/2 time) $500
5 credits (1/2 time) $1,000
6-8 credits (3/4 time) $1,500
9+ credits (full time) $2,000

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