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.
- 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.
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.
- 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