UNI Working to Meet Critical Need for Teachers Across Iowa

Distribution of UNI TEACH Grant Recipient Teachers across Iowa
Distribution of UNI TEACH Grant Recipient Teachers across Iowa

President Nook recently shared how UNI is working to meet the critical need for teachers across Iowa while providing a way to keep their debt down.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high need field in a low income school. UNI is the eighth largest TEACH Grant participating institution in the United States. These grants offer students a pathway to pay for their education and offer Iowa school districts a pipeline for hard-to-fill areas, such as special education, English language learning, math and science.

Over 680 UNI students who have participated in the TEACH Grant program are currently teaching in Iowa school districts across the state.

To learn more about this program and how UNI works with students to help limit debt, visit finaid.uni.edu.