UE Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program
The University of Evansville is proud to offer the Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program which attracts students who aspire to become classroom teachers. Through the Teaching Fellows Program, eligible candidates will have the opportunity to earn a teaching license supported by close mentoring from UE faculty members as well as local school partners.
Teaching Fellows will receive a combination of aid (details below) in their junior and senior year to support the cost of full-time tuition (12-18 credits). The Teaching Fellows Program is awarded to up to 10 education majors per year making it important that candidates apply early to be considered.
Entering freshmen are eligible to pursue an early commitment to the Teaching Fellows Program by meeting one of the following criteria:
- Major in mathematics, life science/biology, chemistry, physics, foreign language
- Elementary, secondary, or P-12 education major with a minor in teaching English as second language (TESL)
- Elementary, secondary, or P-12 education major identified as a minority or member of an underrepresented group (e.g., African American or Latino; English as a second language; male interested in elementary education)
How to Apply
- Complete the application for admission to the University of Evansville no later than December 1 of senior year in high school.
- Also by December 1 of senior year in high school, submit a 1-2 page essay (use size 12 font, normal margins, and double-spacing) with UE Teaching Fellows Essay and your full name at the top of the first page. The essay should address your personal interest in teaching as a career and your long-term goals within the profession. Please allow the essay to reflect who you are as a person, student, and future teacher. Upload the essay to the UE Admission Portal and/or include it as an attachment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1.
For full consideration, you should apply and submit all application materials (high school transcript, essay) no later than December 1 of senior year in high school.
Students awarded a UE Teaching Fellows Scholarship must comply with all requirements outlined in the agreement which they will sign upon awarded being granted. An example agreement is attached, but is subject to change.
- Maintain on-campus residence during the first two years of attendance at UE
- Major in mathematics, life science/biology, chemistry, physics, foreign language or
- Major in elementary, secondary, or P-12 education with a minor in teaching English as a second language (TESL) or
- Major in elementary, secondary, or P-12 education identified as a minority or member of an underrepresented group (e.g. African American or Latino; English as a second language; male interested in elementary education)
Attain Admission to Teacher Education (completed during the sophomore year):
- Successfully complete the Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) or ACT Composite Score of 24 or higher, or SAT score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math if taken prior to March 1, 2016; or SAT score of at least 1170 based on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math if taken on or after March 1, 2016; (completed by end of freshman year)
- Maintain Grade Point Average of 2.8 or above (completed freshman and sophomore years)
- Complete EDUC 100 and EDUC 200, or EDUC 150 with a grade of “C” or better (completed during the freshman year):
- Complete Admission to Teacher Education Portfolio and Interview assessments (completed during the sophomore year):
- Complete application for a State of Indiana substitute teaching license
Attain academic standing for Admission to Student Teaching (completed during the junior year):
- Admission to Teacher Education (ATE) has been approved by department chair/faculty
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 overall
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in all courses required for any licensure program area
- GPA of at least 2.75 in the courses for teaching minors
- Students must earn a B- or better in all internship courses including EDUC 205, 307, 309, 363, 417, 418, 419, and 443 and internship courses may be not retaken. In addition, for all other Education courses (courses with an EDUC prefix) and methods classes in Music (MUS 260, 370, 372, 373, 476) and Art 497, students must earn a C or better. In these courses, a C- or lower will not be accepted; therefore, the student must retake the course to progress with the student teaching application process.
- Required attendance at Teaching Fellows Meeting during spring semester of junior year to ensure participant is on track to meet requirements prior to graduation.
- Commit to meet all State of Indiana teaching license qualifications
- Commit to apply for an Indiana state teaching license following graduation from the University of Evansville
- Commit to teach within a K-12 institution following graduation by securing a teaching position within six months of graduation.
As a Teaching Fellow, you are eligible to receive:
- During junior year (3rd year) - Teaching Fellows Scholarship, in combination with other UE gift aid, will be equal to full-time tuition.
- During senior year (4th year) - Teaching Fellows Scholarship and Teaching Fellows Grant, in combination with other UE gift aid, will be equal to full-time tuition. Grant will be converted to a loan if agreement is not fulfilled.
- Local Education Association (LEA) mentoring through a cohort of in-service teachers from marginalized population groups or shared academic discipline areas.
- Tutoring and preparation assistance for state licensure exams through peer mentoring and UE faculty instruction.
The University of Evansville values the teaching profession and those who pursue this career path. Apply today to be considered for one of the prestigious Teaching Fellows Scholarships!