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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Pennsylvania Scholarship Program and Drexel University are partnering to offer scholarships to Pennsylvania childhood educators.

Qualify to earn state certification in preK-4 education by earning a degree or certificate online for
up to 95% off regular tuition.

PROGRAMS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHERS

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Classes are designed for working professionals. Learn on your own schedule, when it's convenient for you.
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Eligible Education Programs
BS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION


Designed to help those with previous college experience prepare for Pre-K-4 elementary teacher certification or PreK-4 & Special Education certification.

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BS IN EDUCATION: NON-CERTIFICATION


Designed for those not seeking teaching certification. Examines how theories of teaching and learning can be applied to careers in other fields, such as instructional design and education nonprofits.

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MS IN TEACHING, LEARNING, & CURRICULUM
Teacher Certification Track: Grades PreK-4


Designed for those with bachelor's degrees who wish to qualify for state teaching certification while simultaneously earning their Master's degree online. 

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POST-BACHELOR'S TEACHING CERTIFICATION
Grades Pre-K-4 


Designed for those with bachelor's degrees seeking to qualify for state Teacher Certification for grades PreK-4. This certification allows you to teach in almost any state.

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About the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which online degrees can I complete with T.E.A.C.H. at Drexel?
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • BS in Education: Non-Certification
  • MS in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track – Grades PreK-4 Education*
  • Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certification - Grades PreK-4 Education
*The T.E.A.C.H. scholarship applies to 42 of the 45 credits needed to complete the program

When should I apply for the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship?
You should submit the 
T.E.A.C.H. application and apply for admission to Drexel at about the same time, and as early as possible.

How does T.E.A.C.H. work? What are the criteria for participation?
  • You need to have been working for at least 6 months in a Keystone STARS child care program, for approximately 30 hours/week
  • You need to have 55 credits or an Associate’s Degree before you can be admitted to the BS in Education program at Drexel with a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship
  • Your current teacher salary should not be more than $19/hour for teachers and $25/hour for center directors
  • For each year you receive a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, you will need to work for one additional year at your center
  • You will receive a higher salary as you make progress in your program of study,  based on your contract with T.E.A.C.H.
  • T.E.A.C.H. will pay you to complete field placements or student teaching requirements which may take you out of the classroom
  • T.E.A.C.H. will pay your center to cover the cost of a substitute teacher if you need to be out of the classroom for school-related purposes
  • You can complete at least some of your student teaching at your current center so long as you are working with a certified teacher
  • Child care directors can also receive a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship
  • You must live and work in Pennsylvania
The T.E.A.C.H. Partnership works with providers, colleges, and child care staff to offer scholarship programs and support systems that improve the education and compensation of child care workers.
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