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Scholarship cuts costs in half for educators
Starting in January, Miami University will offer a new scholarship to Ohio's K-12 educators that will lower their tuition and fees for professional development and/or earning a graduate-level degree by 50 percent.
The Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) scholarship recognizes the important contributions Ohios teachers and school administrators provide to the citizens of Ohio, said Miami Provost Jeffrey Herbst. Individual educators clearly will benefit, but so will the communities they live in. Study after study says that education is the key to keeping Ohio economically viable. These scholarships also reflect Miamis commitment to our region and to the state of Ohio, he said.
Miamis faculty have traditionally played a major role in classroom innovation and reform, said Sally Lloyd, interim dean of the School of Education and Allied Professions, who explained that the scholarship program will enhance the universitys ability to make a difference in how students learn.
We anticipate that Ohio educators, many of whom are already well aware of the quality of Miamis programs for teachers and administrators, will increasingly turn to us for career development, said Lloyd.
This past year, an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 teachers and/or administrators paid for courses at Miamis Oxford, Hamilton or Middletown campuses (additional educators took part in free workshops where participants fees are paid via grants). The TEAM scholarship will reduce the cost of a three-credit summer school graduate course this summer from $1,214 to $607 on the Oxford campus and from $1,113 to $506 on the regional campuses.
Eligibility requirements for the TEAM scholarship program will be simple, as will be the application process, according to Lloyd. Any educator who meets the following requirements will be automatically eligible for a TEAM scholarship:
For additional information, call the deans office at 513-529-6317 or go to www.muohio.edu/eap/team_scholarship for a downloadable application and other information.