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Secondary Teaching Scholarships

To be a teacher one must first become an educator. There are many scholastic pathways to becoming a teacher. There are also many fields within education that you can specialize in. In this category of teaching scholarships you may find public or private funding assistance that will help you achieve your teaching goals. Continue reading to find out more about the range of possibilities within this major as well as about teaching scholarships.

If you want to major in teaching or in education, you have a host of options. Most academic programs brake teaching down into the following categories: early childhood, elementary, middle school, physical, secondary and special education degree programs are all widely available. What field you decide to major in will depend on your educational and vocational goals and expectations.

The career outlook for these careers in varied. Not all teachers are in equal demand. However, one thing is certain. Good teachers are always needed. We all have memories of that one individual who changed the way we saw the world, the way we thought about ourselves and the universe around us. You can be that person. You can have that impact on another human being. What could be greater than that?

For kindergarten and elementary school teachers, the jobs picture is average, with a 17% increase in jobs expected between now and 2020. High school teachers are expected to experience only a 7% increase in employment opportunities, which is much lower than the national average for all occupations. This slower than average growth will be the result of lower enrollment growth for high school age individuals. But be aware that the employment picture will vary from region to region.

To be a teacher you must pass through several steps. The first step is the completion of an accredited  bachelor's degree program in your educational field.  Then you must also have a state-issued certification or license. This certification process varies between states. Check with the Department of Education in your state to find out exactly what will be required of  you.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls. The award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, education and research, and legal and legislative work in equality for women and girls. While the award focuses on education, the recipient need not be an educator.

Lloyd E. Bevans Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: • Teacher Education major in elementary or secondary education• Minimum of 10 units completed at CSU Stanislaus GPA: 3.00

Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to college or university students preparing for teaching middle school mathematics. One scholarship, with a maximum value of $3,000, will be awarded to a person currently completing their junior year of college or university, scheduling for full-time study at a four- or five-year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a career goal of becoming a certified teacher of middle school mathematics. These scholarships are named in recognition of the generous contributions to mathematics education made by Edward Brennan.To apply for the scholarship, a written proposal must be submitted that includes evidence of the applicant’s past academic achievement in a college or university and the applicant’s commitment to pursue a teaching career in middle school mathematics. This scholarship can be applied to tuition, fees, course materials, and other expenses directly related to the recipient’s academic program of study. Any acquisition of equipment must support the applicant’s plan of study but not require more than 10 percent, or $300, of the entire scholarship.Applicants must submit a written proposal that identifies the remaining one or two years of collegiate coursework in mathematics or mathematics education required to earn certification; a detailed outline of the full-time study required to meet these requirements within two years of study, and the course titles and credits for mathematics and mathematics education courses already completed; and a budget to fund the plan. Applicants must be student members of NCTM.No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of the Edward Brennan Scholarship and employees or immediate family members of employees of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

Selection Criteria: * 25 years of age or older * 3.5 GPA * College sophomore or above * Studying Elementary or Secondary Education * May apply for possible renewal * U.S. citizen * Letter of sponsorship from a local DAR chapterApplication Instructions: * For Connecticut residents to obtain application materials, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address listed below or email L2stew@yahoo.com.

Alice McFarland Scholarship in English

Award for English majors who plan to teach in a secondary school.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Criteria: 1. Must be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). 2. Must be a United States citizen or national. 3. Must posses or plan to receive a bachelors degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.jamesmadison.com for more information and an application form.

Jay Murphy Scholarship

Designed to provide financial aid to deserving individuals who have the desire to become teachers, who relate well with young people, and who can benefit from the financial assistance it offers. Applicants may be entering or continuing college, individuals who are in education and want to upgrade their skills, or working individuals who wish to return to college to become teachers. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Finalists may interview with the selection committee. Available to seniors graduating from any Montgomery County High School

Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award

ELIGIBLE MAJORSAn approved teacher education program.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSYou and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate student or full-time (9+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-8 credits per semester), degree-seeking graduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status. You must enroll in an approved teacher education program in a critical shortage field.FINANCIAL NEEDThis award is not based on need.AWARD AMOUNTRENEWALS ONLY. The award amount will be based on your enrollment and housing status. The dollar amount of this award may not exceed $18,052. The total amount of all State awards combined may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.RENEWING AN AWARDRENEWALS ONLY. Your award may be renewed if you maintain a minimum annual 3.0 GPA and remain enrolled part-time or full-time at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university in an approved teacher education program. You and your parents must also remain Maryland residents. The award may be received for a total of two years.SERVICE OBLIGATIONYou must agree to work as a full-time classroom teacher in a Maryland public school in the critical shortage area you have chosen, one year for each year of the award, or repay the scholarship with interest. You must begin the service obligation within twelve (12) months of graduation. If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Program

Selection Criteria: * Amount awarded: up to $5,000/year for two years in school and up to $2,500 for four years while teaching * Full-time college junior or senior * African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage * Weisman applicants also must intend to teach math or science * Nomination by Educational Dean at college student is attending

Teacher Professional Development Grants for Grades 9-12 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to support professional development to improve the competence in the teaching of mathematics of one or more classroom teachers*. Grants of a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to person(s) currently teaching at the grades 9–12 level. The proposal must delineate the teacher(s)' professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)’ competence and impact students’ learning. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades 9–12. Proposals must address the following: the professional development plan, how it will enhance the applicant(s)’ mathematical knowledge, and the anticipated impact on students’ learning. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM and currently teach mathematics in grades 9–12 at least 50 percent of the school day. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

Leonard And Janet Vaught Scholarship

Established by the Vaughts to provide support for Orleans graduates entering college to pursue an elementary or secondaryeducation degree.

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