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The Teach in Bama scholarship program is designed to recruit, train, and retain talented individuals in the state of Alabama who have the potential to become successful teachers. The program consists of several stages, including identifying potential candidates, providing them with academic and professional development opportunities, mentoring and supporting them throughout their academic careers, and supporting them through their initial in-service teaching experience. A major emphasis of the program is to increase the pool of the teaching workforce by recruiting candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Please review the links below for important program information. Program details, including the Teach in Bama application, recommendation instructions, and deadlines, are available on the relevant links for participants and sponsoring school districts.

Student’s must be selected and supported by
their school district to participate in the TIB program.

If a school district is interested in supporting a student,
please click here for more information.

The University of Alabama will support Teach in Bama Scholars
through matriculation and in the first year of in service teaching.


Can parents support students for the Teach in Bama Program instead of School Districts?

No, currently school districts must be a partner to support students interested in pursuing a degree in teacher education.

What are the student requirements after graduation?

The University of Alabama does not have any requirements for students after graduation. However, school districts as a condition of their support may enter into their own agreements with students.

The application and recommendation form are password protected. Where can I get the password?

Participating school districts will provide the password to all scholars they have identified and are supporting. Once a student is chosen, they will receive the password to complete the application.

When are students recruited to participate in the program?

The Teach in Bama Program begins with high school students in their junior year.

Do I have to be a student in Alabama to participate?

Yes, the Teach in Bama program is designed for students and districts in the State of Alabama.

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Please contact Dr. Carlton McHargh for more information.