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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 to US Citizens of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a US public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

If, after reading all of the information on this fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the financial aid office at 716-286-8686 or

Niagara University offers programs in the following high-need fields

  • Adolescence Education (5-12 or 7-12) with concentration in
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Literacy (Master's degree program only)
  • Special Education
  • TESOL (Undergraduate degree program only)