Teach to Reach

Teach to Reach (T2R)

Trains Native Americans to enter teacher education programs and become highly qualified educators.


  • Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe (Choctaw tribal member preference)
  • Must be accepted to a teacher education program or within one year of acceptance
  • Enrolled at a partner university: East Central University, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, or University of Oklahoma
  • Minimum accumulated GPA of 2.5
  • Letter of acceptance into education program from one of the partner universities
  • Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Willing to work at a public school with a proportion of Native American students greater than the state average

Additional Information

Teach To Reach (T2R) is a grant-based program provided by the US Department of Education Office of Indian Education. T2R provides support and professional development to Native American individuals to complete a bachelor’s degree in education and meet all requirements for full state certifications or licensure as an Oklahoma teacher. Benefits include:

  • Funding for tuition, books, and fees
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Technology allowance
  • Mentor teacher support
  • Professional development and culture experiences
  • Assistance with job placement
  • Support for the first two years of employment
  • Funding for STEM-related materials upon completion of a capstone experience
  • Testing or exam fees

Contact Information



East Central University


Northeastern Oklahoma State University


Oklahoma State University


Southeastern Oklahoma State University


University of Central Oklahoma


University of Oklahoma