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TEACH Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of p $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

Critical Teaching Shortage Areas in Virginia

For other critical teacher shortage areas in Virginia, see the Virginia Department of Education. Read more.

Teacher Education Services & Advising Office

152 Education Building
Norfolk, VA 23529
757-683-3348 (office)
757-683-4872 (fax)


Students interested in accessing funds through the TEACH grant program at Old Dominion University must adhere to the following policy.

  • Be admitted into an approved teacher education program. The teacher education program must be in a critical shortage area identified either by federal regulation or the Virginia Department of Education in the academic year the student is admitted into the approved teacher education program.
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours towards the bachelor's degree program.
  • Complete the financial aid application through the FAFSA website http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Request a TEACH grant financial aid memo from Teacher Education Services Office 683-5179.
  • Wait to receive notification for joint counseling on TEACH grant program regulations from the ODU financial aid office.
  • Attend joint counseling sessions with Financial Aid Advisor and Teacher Education Services Advisor upon receipt of award and annual there after. This is mandatory for disbursement of funds.
  • Be a U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

TEACH Grant

The Federal Student Aid website provides information regarding the new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant.

For specific information on the TEACH Grant approved teacher education programs at ODU, you email Dr. Leigh Butler, lbutler@odu.edu

The TEACH Grant information is maintained by the Office of Teacher Education Services & Advising, 152 Education Building, Norfolk, VA 23529, 757-683-3348.

ODU Programs Approved by Federal Regulations Academic Year 2013-2014

Undergraduate

  • Biology 6-12
  • Chemistry 6-12
  • Earth Science 6-12
  • Elementary Education preK-6 (IDS TP)
  • German preK-12
  • Health and Physical Education preK-12
  • Physics 6-12
  • Mathematics 6 - 12
  • Spanish preK-12
  • Special Education preK-12 - General Curriculum
  • Technology Education 6-12

Masters Degree

  • Biology 6-12
  • Chemistry 6-12
  • Earth Science 6-12
  • Elementary Education preK-6
  • English as a Second Language preK-12
  • Health and Physical Education preK-12
  • Mathematics 6-12
  • Math specialist k-8
  • Middle School 6-8, All subjects
  • Physics 6-12
  • Special Education preK-12
    a. General Curriculum
    b. Early Childhood (b-5)
    c. Adapted Curriculum
    d. Visual Impairments
  • Technology Education 6-12

Post-baccalaureate Endorsement programs. Only available where undergraduate programs are not available.

  • Elementary Education
    a. IDS 4 + 1
    b. Non-teaching bachelor's degree
  • English as a Second Language pre- k12
  • German preK-12
  • Middle School 6-8, All subjects
  • Spanish preK-12
  • Special Education preK-12 (Not General Curriculum)
    a. Early Childhood (b-5)
    b. Adapted Curriculum
    c. Visual Impairments

ODU Approved Program by the Virginia Department of Education Academic Year 2013-2014

Undergraduate

  • Biology 6-12
  • Chemistry 6-12
  • Earth Science 6-12
  • Elementary Education preK-6 (IDS TP)
  • German preK-12
  • Health and Physical Education preK-12
  • Mathematics 6-12
  • Physics 6-12
  • Spanish preK-12
  • Special Education preK-12
    a. General Curriculum
  • Technology Education 6-12

Master's Degree

  • Biology 6-12
  • Chemistry 6-12
  • Earth Science 6-12
  • Elementary Education pk-6
    a. IDS (4 + 1)
    b. Non-teaching Bachelor's degree
  • Health and Physical Education preK-12
  • Mathematics 6-12
  • Math Specialist k-8
  • Physics 6-12
  • Middle School 6-8, All Subjects
  • Special Education preK-12
    a. General Curriculum
    b. Early Childhood Special Ed (birth - age 5)
    c. Adapted Curriculum (Severe)
    d. Visual Impairments
  • Technology Education 6-12

Post-baccalaureate Endorsement programs - only available where undergraduate programs are not available.

  • Elementary Education prek-6
    a. IDS (4 + 1)
    b. Non-teaching Bachelor's degree
  • English as a Second Language preK-12
  • German preK-12
  • Middle School 6-8, All Subjects
  • Spanish preK-12
  • Special Education preK-12
  • Special Education preK-12
    a. Early Childhood special ED (birth - age 5)
    b. Adapted Curriculum (Severe)
    c. Visual Impairments

Returning Licensed Teachers

  • Algebra Add-on