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Does pursuing an Elementary Education degree with middle school math or science qualify me for the grant, or must it be secondary math and/or science?

Generally a middle school math or science teacher is considered an area of high need. The U.S. Department of Education guidelines states: 'The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to a student who agrees to serve for at least four years as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.' Please note: The TEACH Grant maximum award amount is impacted by sequestration each academic year. This can result in an increase or decrease in the TEACH Grant amount you will receive due to the scheduled percentage reduction determined by the Budget Control Act of 2011.