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Walden News // Aug 13, 2009

Walden University Offers TEACH Grants in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership Programs

Minneapolis—August 13, 2009—Beginning in September 2009, students in select programs in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University may be eligible for the federal TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant Program.

The non-needs-based TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to post-baccalaureate and graduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. The teaching service requirement must be met within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded. Post-baccalaureate and graduate students may receive up to two years of grant funding for a total of $8,000.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our students another way to fund their education,” said Victoria Reid, vice president of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. “Helping students who are dedicated to teaching children from low-income families is just another example of our commitment to making a difference.”

TEACH Grants are available only for students in the following programs:

  • Minnesota state-approved special education endorsement programs: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K–12), Learning Disabilities (K–12), Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K–12) with an MS in Education with a specialization in Special Education, and Learning Disabilities (K–12) with an MS in Education with a specialization in Special Education
  • Minnesota state-approved Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a specialization in one of the following: Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 3); Special Education, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (K–12); and Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K–12)
  • MS in Education with a specialization in one of the following: Elementary Reading and Literacy (PreK–6), Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6), Mathematics(Grades K–5), Mathematics (Grades 6–8), Science (Grades K–8), and Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12)

The leading provider of online education programs, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership—named for the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education—prepares educators as scholar-practitioners who can inspire and impact their diverse learning communities. Its offerings include bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as individual graduate courses and endorsement programs.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the TEACH Grant, visit

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 45 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 36 degree programs with more than 140 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,