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UF offers scholarships to obtain a teaching license | Community

FINDLAY — The College of Education at Findlay University offers the Educator Shortage Program with support from the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the university.

Findlay’s Educator Shortage Program allows post-baccalaureate students to receive up to $14,600 in scholarships toward a teaching license in the following areas: integrated language arts for adolescents /young adults, AYA Integrated Math, AYA Integrated Science, AYA Life Science, AYA Integrated Social Studies Studies, Multi-Aged Health and Physical Education, Multi-Aged Art, Multi-Aged Japanese, Multi-Aged Spanish, and Language Education multi-age English to speakers of other languages.

The UF College of Education is accepting applications for the program. Only 19 people will be selected.

“We are thrilled to receive grants to address the shortage of educators in Ohio. We have a proven track record of preparing career changers for the teaching profession and this grant will provide scholarships to graduate students who wish to teach in specific fields,” said Julie McIntosh, Ed.D., Dean of the College of Education. “Our K-12 partner schools are also thrilled to see the state’s efforts to meet these important needs.”

Post-baccalaureate candidates will take one year of face-to-face post-baccalaureate courses in AYA and multi-age areas starting in spring, fall or summer 2022 or 2023.

Scholarship Qualifications:​

A bachelor’s degree in science, math, English, history, art, physical/health education, Japanese, Spanish, or TESOL.

Students must also apply and be accepted to the University of Findlay.

Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (conditional acceptance may be considered)

U.S. citizen or national or permanent resident

Submission of a statement of intent and interest

Must be enrolling full-time at UF for one year in an eligible college program.

Will agree to fulfill the conditions for obtaining the permit.

Will be willing to teach or hold an educator position in Ohio for at least two years or a period equivalent to the number of years in which they received their scholarship.

Must agree to participate in related programming and outcome evaluation activities.

Recipients will be selected based on: their academic merit, their commitment to the teaching profession, and their academic potential. Additional consideration is given to those in financial need as well as the minority, disabled or underrepresented sex.