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UNCG School of Education Announces New Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship and Enrichment Program

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , , ,
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The School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to announce the “return” of the Teaching Fellows program to its campus with the newly created UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program beginning in Fall 2015. The Teacher Education Fellows Program is a campus-based scholarship and enrichment program aimed at developing the teacher as a servant leader within a diverse and global context by way of engagement in activities focused on service, leadership, and diversity and global awareness.

The first phase of the new program is funded through the generosity of the Marian Franklin Scholarship, the Jacqueline W. & Jack H. Varner Scholarship, the J. Barnwell & Mary Blair Allison Scholarship, and the Sarah Cole Jordan Endowment. As new endowment and scholarship funds are contributed, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program will continue to expand, adding more students and activities.

UNCG Teacher Education Fellows receive a $20,000.00 scholarship, awarded incrementally over four years, as well as access to a variety of other benefits, including early internships, integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also participate in a semester abroad as part of the global focus of the program and live in relative proximity to one another in one of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College.

“What sets our Fellows program apart is a commitment to develop tomorrow’s future teacher leaders by extending the education that they will receive in their teacher preparation programs, exposing them to educational opportunities that extend beyond the borders of our state and nation, and awarding their dedication to the profession via scholarships,” says Jennifer Stephens, current director of the UNCG Teaching Fellows Program. “UNCG Teacher Education Fellows will collaborate with award-winning faculty, acclaimed leaders in the K-12 schools, and other like-minded pre-service teachers to develop the skills necessary to prepare our youth for endless possibilities in an ever-changing and increasingly globalized world.”

High school seniors interested in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program must be North Carolina residents; have at least a 3.80 cumulative high school GPA; have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (verbal and math) or ACT composite score of 24; and declare majors in either Elementary, Middle Grades, High School, or Special Education upon admission to UNCG. Applications are now being accepted for this competitive program to begin in August 2015. Priority will be given to those applications received by December 1, 2014.

Visit http://oss.uncg.edu/teaching-fellows/ for more information and to apply.

Click here to view the program flyer.

Reposted from School of Education News