University of Findlay's Addressing Educator Shortages Program​

​​Thanks to the support of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the University of Findlay $14,600 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​

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that we'll need 69 million new teachers by 2030 to meet global education goals. This is great news if you considering becoming an educator. 


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

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

​Benefits for Post-Baccalaur​eate Addressing Educator Shortages Grant:

  • $14,600 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 8 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 must contain:

  • 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]

​​Apply to be an Addressing Educator Shortages Scholar!​

​​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.