Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields


Stipend for students planning to teach in a "high-need" field. The Commission defines “high-need” as middle or high school level math, science or special education.


Applicant must:

  • be enrolled in a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach at an accredited school in Indiana in special education or a high-need field;
  • participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements during the semester in which the student applies;
  • have earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching that is required by an eligible institution for admission to the eligible institution's school of education;
  • be enrolled at an eligible Indiana institution;
  • be a first-time undergraduate student;
  • student teach at an Indiana school authorized by the Indiana Department of Education;
  • meet any other minimum criteria established by the Commission; and
  • agree in writing to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, teach for at least three years.


  • Submit a complete and corrected FAFSA by the deadline (please allow 5-7 business days for processing):
    • June 30th (Fall deadline)
    • December 31st (Spring deadline)
  • Submit a complete Online Application by the deadline:
    • October 4th (Fall deadline)
    • January 31st (Spring deadline)