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

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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
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Veterans and Family Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

Up to $10,000 May 30, 2024 See Details
 

Veterans and Family Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 30, 2024
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Single Parent Household Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

Up to $10,000 May 30, 2024 See Details
 

Single Parent Household Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 30, 2024
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Dr. Emma Lerew Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

Up to $10,000 May 30, 2024 See Details
 

Dr. Emma Lerew Scholarship

For A Bright Future Foundation

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 30, 2024
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Mary Lou Allgire Memorial Scholarship

Allgire Foundation

Up to $10,000 May 31, 2024 See Details
 

Mary Lou Allgire Memorial Scholarship

Allgire Foundation

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 31, 2024
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Graduate School of Education Scholarship - St. John's University

St. John's University

Up to $6,500 Varies See Details
 

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

St. John's University

award

Up to $6,500

deadline

Varies
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Nicholas and Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

Up to $6,500 November 01, 2024 See Details
 

Nicholas and Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

award

Up to $6,500

deadline

November 01, 2024
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Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
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Dr. Suzanne M. Wester, M.D. Scholarship

East Carolina University - College of Education

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Dr. Suzanne M. Wester, M.D. Scholarship

East Carolina University - College of Education

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
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WGU Education Support Professionals Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $5,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

WGU Education Support Professionals Scholarship

Western Governors University

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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