If you believe that the children are our future, then you must also believe that teachers have an incredibly important job. And they do. And as the underpaid backbone of our future, educators certainly deserve all the help they can get.
Luckily, there are many scholarships, programs and grants out there to help teacher-students and educators.
So whether you’re a student just entering the field of education or a teacher seeking further training at the graduate level, remain hopeful and pursue your calling– we’re here to help you realize your dreams to help others realize their dreams!
Teacher.org – Teaching Scholarships & Grants
If you didn’t know already, Teacher.org is as excellent resource for teachers and aspiring educators. It’s like your A-Z guidebook + a resource center for various scholarships and grants. You can find scholarships for almost any subject and/or specialty:
Art Teacher Scholarships, College Educator Scholarships, English Teacher Scholarships, High School Teacher Scholarships, Kindergarten Teacher Scholarships, Middle School Teacher Scholarships, Music Teacher Scholarships, Preschool Teacher Scholarships, School Administrator Scholarships, School Librarian Scholarships, Science Teacher Scholarships, Biology Teacher Scholarships, Elementary Teacher Scholarships, ESL Teacher Scholarships, History Teacher Scholarships, Math Teacher Scholarships, School Counselor Scholarships, Special Education Teacher Scholarships. . .
See the complete list of Teaching Scholarships & Grants on Teacher.org.
Additionally, Teacher.org has their own annual scholarship of $2,500:
Inspire Our Future Scholarship (Next Deadline: April 1, 2017)
Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older & Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
Instructions: Fill out a form and answer the question: As a teacher, how do you inspire your students within your own classroom? How do you maintain that inspiration? If you are not a teacher yet, how do you plan on doing so?
General Scholarships for Teachers & Educators
Topmastersineducation.com is an excellent resource for those looking for information on Masters in Education degree programs. You can also find information about ECE and Special Education Scholarships, General Scholarships, Language, Reading and Journalism Scholarships, Minority-Eligible Scholarships, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Scholarships, Grant Awards, Fellowship Awards here.
Fund for Teachers
If you are already an active teacher looking for additional funding opportunities, visit Fund for Teachers— simply select your state on the interactive map to begin the application process!
Resources for Teachers
There are a lot of resources out there for teachers and educators. If you take advantage of what’s already available to you, for FREE, you’d save a lot of time, money, and energy. It’s truly beautiful how teachers help other teachers!
Check out American Statistical Association’s Useful Web Sites for Teachers.
Here are some websites worth checking out:
Annenberg Learner provides educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for K-12 teachers.
A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site where teachers can find online resources like lesson plans, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, and more.
ClassFlow Marketplace offers thousands of free interactive resources for all grades and subjects.
Education World curates news briefs on topics that matter to educators, reviews apps, websites and tech products for teachers, and provides lesson plans, worksheets and other classroom-ready resources.
Scholastic.com provides teaching resources & tools, strategies & ideas, and student activities for teachers of all subjects and grades.
Teach Hub makes available the most current, complete and affordable resources for all K-12 educators.
Teachers Pay Teachers is an open marketplace where educators can buy, sell, and share original teaching resources.
We Are Teachers is a community of teachers who share tips, links and resources.
Here are some blogs you might want to check out:
An Urban Teacher’s Education is a blog owned by James Boutin, who teaches language arts & social studies and writes about current issues in education policy and reform.
Edutopia is a place where you’ll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice.
FreeTech4Teachers is, as the name suggests, a blog that shares information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.
MathNotations is a great resource center for math teachers. The blog contains K-14 math investigations, math challenges, and standardized test practice both for SATs and Common Core assessments, as well as dialogue on key issues in mathematics education.
The Nerdy Teacher is a blog owned by Nicholas Provenzano, a teacher of 13 years. He uses real examples from his high school English class to share the importance of using new technology and pedagogical thinking to increase student engagement in the classroom.
Scholastic Blog is a place where you’ll find exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers.
Web 2.0 Classroom is a blog run by Steven W. Anderson, who works with educators across the globe as a consultant. Steven’s mission is to help educators and school leaders better understand technology and social media use in the classroom.
Do you have any blogs or websites you follow avidly? Share with us so we can share with teachers around the world!