Education

Teachers are the lifeblood of any educational institution. What’s even more enticing as an education major is the education specialty - whether that’s music, art, science, math, special needs or physical education, the options are almost endless.

Do I need a degree to be a teacher?

In the United States, public schools require teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. The good news is thousands of colleges and universities offer this major, along with several other specialties, like child development for preschool teaching opportunities.

What degree is required to be a college professor?

Most college professors have at least a master’s degree, and several have a doctoral degree. Becoming a teaching assistant is a popular first step after college for those who want to become professors. The advanced degrees are typically in the field the future professor wants to teach.

A master’s degree in education administration is one of the highest paying degrees for education majors. This type of education allows the student to become a K-12 principal.

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Scholarships for Education Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship

University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School

Up to $35,000 Varies See Details
 

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship

University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School

award

Up to $35,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Fischler Doctoral Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University

$30,000 Varies See Details
 

Fischler Doctoral Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University

award

$30,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program

Golden Apple Foundation

Up to $23,000 April 01, 2023 See Details
 

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program

Golden Apple Foundation

award

Up to $23,000

deadline

April 01, 2023
See Details
 

The Dr. James W. Batten Research Fellow Scholarship

East Carolina University

$14,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

The Dr. James W. Batten Research Fellow Scholarship

East Carolina University

award

$14,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Raise Your Hand Texas

Up to $10,000 May 01, 2023 See Details
 

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Raise Your Hand Texas

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 01, 2023
See Details
 

J.L. Cleland GLBTQIA+ Non-Discrimination Award

The University of Kansas

$7,500 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

J.L. Cleland GLBTQIA+ Non-Discrimination Award

The University of Kansas

award

$7,500

deadline

January 31, 2023
See Details
 

Teach For America Program

Teach For America, Inc.

$6,195 February 10, 2023 See Details
 

Teach For America Program

Teach For America, Inc.

award

$6,195

deadline

February 10, 2023
See Details
 

Graduate School of Education Scholarship - St. John's University

St. John's University, School of Education

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Graduate School of Education Scholarship - St. John's University

St. John's University, School of Education

award

$6,000

deadline

Varies
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Hull Scholars Excellence in Education Scholarship

Longwood University

$5,500 Varies See Details
 

Hull Scholars Excellence in Education Scholarship

Longwood University

award

$5,500

deadline

Varies
See Details