About Us

The American Indian Teacher Program

is a program under the Graduate School of Education, GTEP program, Teaching License and Master’s Program for American Indian Students. AITP Fellow Support* with Tuition (Paid in full for three academic terms and one summer term only), Living Stipends (Up $1,000* provided annually to each student), School Related Fees and Licensure costs (Fingerprint costs and licensure application). 

Fellows recruited to the AITP must first apply to the Graduate Teacher Education Program, GTEP.   No expenses can be paid for students until they sign AITP payback agreement. Our office can assist students in applying to the PSU Graduate School and to the Graduate School of Education.

A payback to the U.S. Department of Education provision applies to each AITP recipient of financial assistance.  This can be done through service by teaching at a school serving a significant population of American Indian and/or Alaskan Native students for a period of time equal to the financial assistance received, or by repaying in cash all funding which was awarded to him or her. Chech out the AITP Policy.

This award does not cover payment for parking permits, fees for required test re-takes, and printing fees beyond that provided each term by the University to each student.

(*Exact amounts may vary)