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Master of Arts in Teacher Education

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Financial Assistance

When can I apply for scholarships?

You are able to apply for scholarships for funding the following academic year after you complete your application process. You do not have to wait to be accepted. Scholarship applications are usually open from November 1 until the deadlines, which usually fall on March 1st if not sooner. 

What scholarships are available? 

Students applying for the need-based scholarships MUST complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based scholarships. The FAFSA becomes available at the Federal Student Aid site between approximately October 1 and June 30 and information is sent to the ETSU Office of Financial Aid. 

Clemmer College Scholarship Application Procedure 

Scholarship Descriptions 

The online application for scholarships awarded for the upcoming academic school year will be available November 1 through March 1. Use the link below: Clemmer College Scholarships

Noyce Scholarships for high needs STEM Fields

Noyce Scholarships Application Procedure

This scholarship is intended for students receiving Bachelor's degrees in four high-needs STEM fields: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering/Engineering Technology. 

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program is intended to encourage exemplary students to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. Participation is limited to college juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate candidates admitted to a teacher education program in a Tennessee college or university. Get more information here.

How do I apply for an assistantship?

For these types of financial aid, you must apply directly to a department, which will then consider your application. This process is much like applying for a job in a professional setting. You should email or hand-deliver your resume to the appropriate Executive Aides or Department Heads that correspond to where you wish to apply.

  • Research assistants: The graduate research assistant will work under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
  • Administrative (graduate) assistants (GA): The graduate administrative assistant may work at the level of a department, college, or university administrative unit.
  • Tuition scholarships (TS): A tuition scholarship is a merit based award available to graduate students admitted to a graduate degree program for the first time.

To find out more about GA/TS Positions.

Click here.

The U.S. Department of Defense offers a Troops to Teachers Program. Their mission is to "assist transitioning Service members to become employed as teachers; assist our Nation’s youth by providing good role models; assist schools by providing teachers in critical subjects (math, science, special education, foreign language, and career-technical) for needy schools."

For more information, please visit their website.



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