(UNDATED) – Hoosier students participating in a student teaching or school administration internship now have until Jan. 31, 2019, to apply for the Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities and the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields. Each stipend provides up to $4,000 during the semester in which the student teachers or interns.
“We know that quality teacher preparation is crucial to student success, and student teaching is one of the best ways for aspiring teachers to get hands-on experience in a classroom,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “By alleviating some of the financial stress that comes with balancing work, school and the student teaching requirements, we hope to attract and retain more teachers of color and teachers specializing in high-need fields.”
To qualify for the Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities, students must be a minority – Black or Hispanic – participating in a student teaching or school administration internship. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative GPA upon entering student teaching that is required by their institution and agree in writing to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following graduation and, if hired, teach for at least three years.
To qualify for the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields, students must be enrolled in a course of study that would enable the student to teach in a “high-need” field–special education or middle or high school level math or science. Participating students must also agree in writing to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following graduation and, if hired, teach for at least three years.
Interested students should submit a complete and corrected FAFSA as well as an online application at ScholarTrack.IN.gov by Jan. 31, 2019.
Visit www.in.gov/che/4498.htm for more information and to apply.
About the Indiana Commission for Higher Education
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana’s colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state’s postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state. The Commission includes representatives from each Congressional district, three at-large members, a college faculty representative and a college student representative.