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SU School of Education offering scholarships to SCSD employees pursuing master’s degrees for purpose of attracting teachers to ‘high-needs’ fields
SU School of Education offering scholarships to SCSD employees pursuing master’s degrees for purpose of attracting teachers to ‘high-needs’ fieldsNovember 08, 2006Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
The Syracuse University School of Education has launched an innovative scholarship program designed to attract teachers to “high needs” fields in elementary and secondary education. The Professional Preparation for High Need Fields Graduate Student Scholarship identifies high-needs areas as science, mathematics, special education and literacy, and offers graduate students in these areas scholarships covering 33 percent of the cost of tuition. The scholarships are available to all qualified full- and part-time master’s students who are Syracuse City School District employees.
To be eligible, full-time students must be enrolled in one of the programs listed below. Full-time study is defined as being registered for at least nine credits for spring or fall, or six credits during a summer session, in a program approved by the student’s graduate advisor. Part-time students who are employees of the Syracuse City School District and enrolled in one of the programs listed below also are eligible.
All eligible students must be formally admitted into one of the specified master’s programs and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester in the program.
The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a condition of full admission to the master’s program. While the award may be combined with most other financial aid, there will be no cash refunds or payouts. Early Childhood Special Education students who are already receiving the 30 percent tuition reduction will now receive a 33 percent tuition reduction.
Students in the following professional preparation programs are eligible to receive the award:
? concurrent M.S. teacher preparation programs with inclusive special education (1-6 or 7-12)
? literacy education (B-6 and 5-12)
? mathematics education
? rehabilitation counseling
? science education (earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics)
? special education (inclusive education–1-6 and 7-12–and early childhood special education)
? students in the teaching and curriculum M.S. program who will be seeking New York State Teacher Certification on their own in science or math
For additional information and application forms, visit http://soe.syr.edu/admissions/graduate/High-NeedsScholarship.cfm or contact Liza Rochelson at (315) 443-2505 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address: Office of Academic and Student Services, School of Education, 270 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340.