Amherst Regional Public Schools: FUTURES program
Amherst Futures invites paraeducators of color working in the district’s schools to apply for the Master’s of Arts in Teaching Program. The College offers substantial scholarships to those who are accepted.
In partnership with City Year, we offer 50% tuition remission for eligible City Year alumni that are aspiring school teachers. Other qualified City Year alumni are eligible to apply for our Promising Teacher Awards, which provide up to $4,000 dollars toward tuition.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program partners with EL Education to prepare teachers who create educational experiences where students are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous, and meaningful. The goal is for students not just to develop knowledge mastery, but for them to achieve more than they think possible, develop the mindsets and skills for success, and become active contributors to building a better world.
Five College Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition
The Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition is a Partnership-led collaborative effort to support black and Latino classroom paraprofessionals to become teachers.
Harold Grinspoon Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards
A $10,000 Distinguished Teacher scholarship toward a Master of Arts in Teaching is offered to each of the Excellence in Teaching award winners. Award winners are also encouraged to apply for the Educational Entrepreneurship Fellowship offered through the division of Professional and Graduate Education.
Holyoke Public Schools: Urban Teacher Pathways
The Urban Teachers Pathways Program is an initiative that allows district educators the opportunity to pursue master’s degrees at the College while they continue to work.
National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY)
In partnership with NNSTOY, we offer educators selected as State Teachers of the Year (or who were runners up for the State Teacher of the Year) a $10,000 scholarship. Teachers may use the scholarship or nominate one colleague for transfer of the scholarship.
In partnership with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, we offer a tuition remission of 50% to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Other qualified Fellows are eligible to apply for our Promising Teacher Awards, which provide up to $4,000 dollars toward tuition.