Master of Arts in Teaching Scholarships
Masters Degree for Classroom Teachers
Have you always wanted to teach in a classroom? The Master of Arts in Teaching, sometimes shortened to MAT, is usually the degree program that leads most logically to classroom teaching. Most MAT programs require students to specialize in a subject like math or history.
In many schools, especially large metropolitan areas, teaching students may be engaged in new curricula that emphasize multicultural learning environments and foreign language.
University of Alaska-Anchorage funds the Sheri Stears Education Scholarship for teaching students. Qualified applicants must be enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and maintain a GPA of 3.0. Residents of Alaska are favored, but scholarships have been awarded to out of state residents as well. Students who are not only academically talented, but also involved in extracurricular activities will have an advantage. An essay must be accompanied with each application.
Students enrolled in the MAT at the University of California-Irvine are challenged with a teaching program designed to train the most diverse set of teachers that California schools have ever had. The state's multicultural student population has generated the demand for a superior grade of teacher and UC has complied. Scholarships are awarded to top academic teaching student in the MAT program. Awards are designed to be scholarship for service programs. Eligible students must be willing to teach in underserved schools following graduation.
The College of Charleston School of Education provides undergraduate and graduate level education programs. Scholarships awarded to Master of Arts in Teaching students include:
- Colonial Dames Powder Magazine Scholarship is designed for MAT students. Participation with the Colonial Dames society must figure prominently in applicant's decision to pursue this scholarship.
- Matthew Scott Ciganovic Memorial Scholarship is awarded to MATs pursuing special education targeting elementary age children. This is also a need-based award.
- Mary A. Lee Endowed Fellowship in Special Education awards a generous fellowship position to an outstanding MAT student.
Missouri University Honors College provides graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines. Students pursuing their Master of Arts in Teaching may qualify for the prestigious James Madison Fellowships. MAT students must be emphasizing American history or a related specialization to be considered. Fellowships typically award recipients a sizeable salary and stipend.
The School for International Training (SIT) is a "peace-based" organization and awards prestigious scholarships to education students who are willing to work internationally and in areas promoting world peace and building cultural bridges. Master of Arts in Teaching students may qualify for the following scholarships:
- SIT Peace Fellowship offers full tuition plus a stipend for expenses. This award is in memory of the victims of 9/11.
- Student Diversity Scholarships are awarded to MATs from minority backgrounds.
- Intercultural Leadership Awards are given to students with both academic merit and financial need. Up to $10,000 available.
- Professional Association Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who have also forged important alliances professional organizations.
- The Recent Graduate Scholarship is designed specifically to recognize an outstanding first year MAT student.
- IATEFL Scholarship Fund rewards the efforts of a MAT student who is working to teach English to a non-English-speaking audience. The award is both merit and need-based.