The School of Education offers the following scholarships and awards for undergraduate Teacher Education majors Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing and Biology students. Applications for these awards are available online and in the School of Education.
Change Agents for Special Education Enhancement (e-CASE) Program
The e-CASE Project was developed in response to the need for highly qualified special education teachers for students with low incidence disabilities in the nation’s early childhood settings and public schools. It was also developed to prepare more teachers with expertise in foreign languages and arts integration for early learners, as extensions to our BA degree dual-certificate programs in the MEC Education Department. This project was conceived in response to the challenges faced by our high need schools in effectively educating large populations of English language learners. Finally, it was developed to improve candidates’ practical skills in serving young children and elementary students with low incidence disabilities. The grant will provide tuition support ($6,000) for candidates to complete additional coursework leading to extension certification in two areas: The Arts and Foreign Languages. It will also provide a $2,500 stipend to be distributed over the two semesters of clinical practice, as well as enhanced preparation through specialty workshops and other project activities such as mentoring, professional organization engagement and collaborative initiatives.
My Brother’s Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II (MBK TOC) Scholarship
The purpose of TOC is to increase the participation rate of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals in teaching careers. TOC program will recruit and prepare 50 teachers in one of the three nationally accredited specialty degree programs to work in focus schools in Brooklyn and Buffalo. It would include instructional strategies designed to meet the learning needs of students placed at risk. Incorporate the use of mentors and other high quality support systems for pre-service and new teachers that are designed to ensure a lasting and positive effect on classroom performance. Reflect current research on teaching and learning; culturally and linguistically relevant teaching; youth development; restorative practices; and STEM concentrations at the elementary, middle & high school levels. Integrate a clinically rich pre-service model with a 10 month internship experience and includes partnerships with high- needs schools to help them address the recurrent teacher shortage areas, and foster retention in teaching of highly qualified individuals who value diversity and equity.
Health Careers Connection Pipeline Program (HCCP) Scholarship
Health Careers Connection Pipeline Project recruits, prepares and sustains students of color from high school through college in STEM-based fields geared toward careers in the health professions. The Project is funded by the Office of Workforce Diversity, US Department of Health and Human Services. Qualifying high school students enroll in early college degree programs at Medgar Evers College and complete their Associate degrees at the same time they earn their high school diplomas. STEM-Health degree programs in Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology and Nursing provide the pathways to health careers for interested applicants. Students would complete their Bachelor’s degrees as healthcare scholars at Medgar Evers College in two years after graduating from high school.