Teachers Can Get $1,000 to Pursue Master's Degree

A new scholarship program from the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville offers $1,000 to educators looking for a master's degree, or an endorsement/certification in a new field.

The Jump Start program is open to those who, in summer 2008, are starting a master's degree program in the College of Education, seeking an endorsement to teach in a new field or entering the school administration certification program

Master's programs in the College of Education include: education administration, counseling and guidance, bilingual education, kinesiology, instructional technology, early childhood, special education, adult education and reading.

Endorsements are available in: master reading teacher, bilingual education, special education, educational diagnostician and principalship (certification).

Those starting a master's degree program must take at least nine semester hours toward the degree in summer 2008, with at least one class in each of the two summer sessions. Summer I begins May 28 and summer II starts July 7.

Educators seeking an endorsement or administration certificate must be recommended for the scholarship by their principal or supervisor.

Applicants must be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies and have their scholarship forms turned in by May 1, 2008.

Application forms for the Jump Start scholarship program are available online at www.tamuk.edu/edu by clicking on "Jump Start."