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 (MAT) degree is one path to the credentials required for secondary school instructors. Students in most MAT programs must specialize in a subject like mathematics or history, and since the teacher shortage is both acute and growing there is a substantial outpouring of support for the valued seekers of MAT degrees.

Financial aid for MAT students is sometimes keyed to diversity, including bilingual education, and the STEM subjects (that is, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The following information will give you a brief overview of a small part of the available assistance.

Scholarships From Colleges

University of Alaska Anchoragema teaching scholarships

The College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) provides six scholarships for students in their education degree programs, including the MAT. Here are three choices suitable for MAT candidates:

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance offers an MAT program and several scholarships to assist with tuition, including these three examples:

Lewis & Clark

The Graduate School of Education and Counseling belonging to Lewis & Clark automatically screens new MAT students for scholarship eligibility, and you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid so your financial need can be evaluated. The scholarships vary in amount between $500 and $6,000, and here are four of them:

Webster University

Webster University’s Edward L. Glotzbach Scholarship has an interesting aim: it supports MAT candidates with a concentration in the field of educational technology, which is comparatively new. The Glotzbach pays expenses for up to six MAT credits in courses classified as EDTC, and your overall GPA in MAT courses must be 3.5.

Since the goal is to encourage studies in this field, the application form and required essay are extremely brief.

Scholarships From Private Organizations

AFCEA Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Educational Foundation, with help from the National Science Teachers Association, has established the AFCEA STEM Scholarships, of which there are at least 50 every year. To be eligible for these $5,000 gifts, an MAT candidate must have a bachelors degree in a STEM subject and show current enrollment at an accredited school in a minimum of two semester-equivalent classes.

In addition to the $5,000 award, you can continue to receive the AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools grant for $1,000 after graduation, if you keep teaching STEM subjects. Grants are limited to three years and are intended to cover classroom expenses like supplies and field trips.