Educator Excellence Scholarship

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The Educator Excellence Scholarship is for graduate students majoring in a teacher education program, who have previously earned an Alabama Professional Educator certificate. This scholarship is specifically designed for those seeking a Class A or AA certification.* This scholarship equates to 20% of tuition cost each semester for 6 consecutive semesters! Students granted admission to an eligible program automatically qualify and are awarded the scholarship.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Educator Excellence Scholarship, candidates must:

  • meet current admission standards for a teacher education program that leads to certification
  • be admitted to a graduate teacher education program that leads to advanced certification*
  • be in good standing with the University, including academic and financial accounting.
  • accept award in JagSpot. (You will receive an email with instructions after admission.)
*Candidates must have a valid Alabama Professional Educator certificate and be admitted into an approved program leading to a Class A or Class AA certificate. The Educational Media and Technology program is also part of the scholarship program. School Counseling is not part of the program at this time.

Additional Regulations

  • Applies only to courses in enrolled program.
  • Does not apply to repeated coursework.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Eligible for 6 consecutive semesters.

It is highly recommended students complete 15 credit hours in their first 3 semesters.

Scholarship Eligible Programs

▼   Class A Master of Education
  • Early Childhood Education (online)
  • Early Childhood Education with Reading (online)
  • Elementary Education (online)
  • Elementary Education with Reading (online)
  • Health Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Library Media (online)
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
    • English Language Arts
    • ESOL (online)
    • General Science
    • Mathematics
    • Visual Arts
  • Special Education K-6 & 6-12 (online)
  • Educational Media and Technology
    • Non-teacher certification, but masters program designed for K-12 teachers
  • Reading Specialist (online)

*Alternative programs leading to initial certification and the School Counseling program are ineligible.

▼   Class AA Education Specialist (Ed.S)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Reading Specialist (online)
  • Secondary Education
    • English Language Arts
    • General Science
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
  • Special Education (online)
  • Teacher Leader (online)

Degrees Pay Off - Pay Increases

Class A Certification
Bachelor's to Master's
Class A Certification

0-3 years experience
+$5,749

4-6 years experience
+$6,326

7-9 years experience
+$6,602

Class AA Certification
Master's to Specialist
Class AA Certification

0-3 years experience
+$3,452

4-6 years experience
+$3,795

7-9 years experience
+$3,977

National Board Certification
National Board Certification

$5,000 annually

Elective courses available for National Board Certification support.

Application Deadlines

Master of Education Educational Leadership Educational Media Educational Specialist
Spring 2019: November 15 Spring 2019: November 1 Spring 2019: December 1 Spring 2019: November 1
Summer 2019: April 15 Summer 2019: April 1 Summer 2019: April 1 Summer 2019: April 1

Additional Funding Opportunities

 

For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies - (251) 380-2630 or ceps@southalabama.edu