Annual Report


T.E.A.C.H. 2018-2019

Nearly 7,000 Pennsylvania T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Recipients

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program came to Pennsylvania 20 years ago and has since funded 6,947 recipients to earn degrees and credentials in early childhood education debt-free.  As a result, these individuals have advanced their careers and increased their earnings, while continuing to work in the field as classroom teachers and program administrators of Child Care, Head Start and PreK Counts programs.

In FY 18-19 T.E.A.C.H. participants made significant progress toward completing degrees while continuing to work in the field.  That progress is highlighted in detail on page 4 of this report, while the information below provides an overview of the year’s activities. 

A look at the overall data from FY 18-19 shows that T.E.A.C.H. participants are making gains in education, compensation and retention far beyond what the scholarship program requires. 
  • Education: participants earn substantially more credits than the minimum required and maintain high GPAs during their participation in the program.
  • Compensation:  participants receive increases in earnings that exceed the minimum 4% that is required.
  • Retention: participants stay with their programs longer than the required commitment period as a result of increased earnings and job satisfaction.