Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship and Employment Incentive Program "Inspired to Teach" Program
*In order to satisfy the requirements of the “Inspired to Teach” Program, I must: *
►Graduate from an Oklahoma high school.
►Meet higher education admission standards at 1) a public or private Oklahoma university with an accredited Oklahoma teacher education program or 2) a community college with an approved articulation agreement with an accredited Oklahoma university teacher education program.
►Declare a major in an accredited Oklahoma university teacher education program with a degree leading to a standard teaching certificate or declare a major at a community college with an approved “Inspired to Teach” Program articulation agreement with an accredited Oklahoma teacher education program leading to a standard Oklahoma teaching certificate.
►Be enrolled as a full-time (12 credit hours per semester) undergraduate student each semester of scholarship eligibility until degree is earned.
►Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout matriculation.
►Prior to entry into the “Inspired to Teach” Program, agree to complete the Oklahoma teacher preparation education program and agree to teach in an Oklahoma public prekindergarten through 12th grade (PK-12) school for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years upon graduation and certification as a teacher.
Eligible program majors at TCC:
A.A. American Sign Language Education, ASL Studies TCC to B.S. Deaf Education with ASL Minor at USAO
Art AA TCC to NSU BA Ed Art Education
Art AA TCC to UCO Art Education, B.A.Ed.
AS Mathematics to NSU Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed.
AA Music TCC to UCO Bachelor of Music in Education-Music Education (Instrumental)
AA Music TCC to UCO Bachelor of Music in Education-Music Education (Vocal)
AA Music TCC to TU Music Education, B.M.E. – Vocal
AA Music TCC to TU Music Education, B.M.E. – Instrumental
AA Spanish to NSU Spanish Education, B.A.Ed.
AA Teacher Cert Track
*To the extent legislatively appropriated funding is available, the following scholarships shall be awarded to eligible participants: *
►One thousand dollars ($1,000) per academic year for up to three (3) academic years for full-time students who have earned less than 90 credit hours.
►Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for the final academic year for full-time students who have earned 90 or more credit hours. Benefit to Program participants who are employed as traditionally prepared and certified teachers in Oklahoma public PK-12 schools following graduation:
►Incentive payments may be awarded following each consecutive year of satisfactory service as documented by the employing school district for up to five (5) years of service to “Inspired to Teach” Program scholarship recipients upon graduation from an accredited Oklahoma teacher preparation degree program and certification to teach in Oklahoma.
►The maximum amount of employment incentive payments for any qualified participant shall be $4,000 per year for up to five (5) years, not to exceed a total of $20,000 per participant.
►If sufficient funds are not available for employment incentive payment to qualified participants during any fiscal year, the Chancellor may make reductions in the payments made to qualified participants.
For questions about this scholarship program please email one of the following:
TCC representative email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Regents email contact: email@example.com or visit www.inspired2teachok.org