​Addressing Educator Shortages Program​

Be one of just 19 students selected to be a part of the University of Findlay's Addressing Educator Shortages Scholarship Program.

​​​​The program is geared to help prepare well-qualified related degree holders to educate and inspire students in Ohio schools. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in Science, Math, English, History, Art, Physical Education/Health, Japanese, Spanish, or TESOL.​ Apply to be an Addressing Educator Shortages Scholar!​

Thanks to the support of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the University of Findlay, up to $14,578 in scholarships are available to post-baccalaureate students to earn a teaching license in the areas below if you have an undergraduate degree in a related area.
  • AYA (Grade 7-12) Integrated Science
  • AYA (Grade 7-12) Life Science
  • AYA (Grade 7-12) Integrated Mathematics
  • AYA (Grade 7-12) Integrated Social Studies
  • AYA (Grade 7-12) Integrated Language Arts
  • MA (Grade K-12) Health and Physical Education
  • MA (Grade K-12) Spanish
  • MA (Grade K-12) Japanese
  • MA (Grade K-12) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • MA (Grade K-12) Art​

According to the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union, they estimate there's a shortage of roughly 300,000 teachers across the U.S. The teacher shortage is pronounced in rural school districts, where there is a high need for special education teachers and STEM teachers.​ This is great news if you considering becoming an educator! 

Post-baccalaureate candidates will complete one year of post-baccalaureate licensure face-to-face courses in AYA and Multi-age areas starting in the spring, fall,​ or summer of 2022 or 2023.


​Benefits for Post-Baccalaureate Addressing Educator Shortages Grant

  • Up to $14,578 scholarship for professionals returning for a one-year post-baccalaureate license in Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Language Arts, AYA Integrated Mathematics, AYA Integrated Science, AYA Life Science, AYA Integrated Social Studies, Multi-age Health and Physical Education, Multi-age Art, Multi-age Japanese, Multi-Age Spanish and Multi-age Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Gain eight-weeks of methods and 16 weeks of student teaching field experience during the post-baccalaureate year under the guidance of a UF faculty member with a teaching license in your content area.
  • Additional networking, collaboration, and program development support.


Scholarship Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in the areas of Science, Math, English, History, Art, Physical Education/Health, 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 purpose and interest
  • Must enroll at UF full-time for one year in an eligible academic program.
  • Will agree to complete licensure requirements.
  • Will agree to teach or hold an educator position in Ohio for a minimum of two years or a time period equivalent to the number of years they received their scholarship.
  • Must agree to participate in related programming and outcomes assessment activities.

Selection Process

Recipients will be selected based on:

  • Academic merit
  • Commitment to the teaching profession
  • Academic potential
  • An additional consideration is given to those in financial need as well as minority, disability, or under-represented gender status.


Application Packet

  • A completed application form
  • Application to UF College of Education that includes official transcripts

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Program Management Team. The strongest candidates may be invited for an interview; this may determine the final selection of participants.

Expectations of Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipients will be expected to:

  • Commit to a six-week placement in the fall and a 16-week placement in the spring for field experience.
  • Maintain a 3.00 GPA
  • Participate in seminars and outcomes assessment activities required by the College of Education.
  • Pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) at their expense in order to receive their teaching license.



Julie McIntosh, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Education
[email protected]