Scholarships for New Haven and Hamden Mainstream Teachers

Spring 2014 Announcement:
**RECRUITING FOR SUMMER 2015**
If you are interested in the scholarship to TSL 518 (described in #3 below), please contact Marisa Ferraro @ 203.392.5162 or e-mail at ferrarom4@southernct.edu, by December 1, 2014.

The TAT Program offers a variety of scholarships for educators throughout Connecticut:

1. All MS TESOL & Bilingual scholarships have been awarded.  Scholarships to earn a Master of Science in TESOL, Bilingual and Multicultural Education at SCSU. This MS scholarship is a 30-credit (10 courses) program, usually planned over three years, followed by a comprehensive exam. All scholarship candidates must hold a valid Connecticut certification and be currently working as K-12, mainstream, in-service educators in the New Haven and Hamden school districts. This grant financially supports three cohorts of local educators, with the last cohort slated to begin fall 2013. The scholarship gives first priority to math and science teachers with a second priority given to elementary, reading, special education teachers who will focus their coursework on math and science curriculum.

2. We are currently (spring 2014) recruiting New Haven and Hamden area in-service teachers to complete coursework towards a cross endorsement in Bilingual Education.  Scholarships to earn a cross endorsement in either TESOL or Bilingual Education. SCSU only offers coursework that leads to cross endorsement. This is not an initial certification program. All scholarship candidates must hold a valid Connecticut certification and be currently working as K-12, mainstream, in-service educators in the New Haven and Hamden school districts. The scholarship gives first priority to math and science teachers with a second priority given to elementary, reading, special education teachers who will focus their coursework on math and science curriculum.

3. Scholarships towards a three-credit graduate course titled, "Content-based Instruction for English Learners." TSL 518 is a course on content-based instruction for ELs, which is also known as sheltered instruction. This course teaches content/mainstream educators how to make their subject content comprehensible to ELs and how to get ELs to engage in the content and with other students and the teacher. This course can be applied to the MS program and to the cross endorsement program. This course is scheduled to run in the spring semester of 2014 (January through May) and again in the summer of 2015.

TAT scholarships #1-3 above cover tuition and fees. Students will be required to purchase their own textbooks. For more information on courses, please visit SCSUs TESOL and Bilingual Program.