San José, Calif.- October 20, 2011- Marking its commitment to helping teachers meet the needs of a diverse student population, The National Hispanic University (NHU) has announced the creation of 15 competitive scholarships of $1,500 each for teachers to pursue a degree through the university’s M.A. in Education program for classes starting Oct. 24.
NHU’s M.A. in Education program is designed to prepare teachers to make an impact in diverse K–12 classrooms. This particular program aims to expand access to higher education for teachers through a hybrid educational format that includes courses at NHU’s campus, online and at the East Palo Alto Educational Center. The center, located at 763 Green St. in East Palo Alto, is part of the Sequoia Union High School District. The partnership between NHU and Sequoia Union High School District is designed to help teachers better meet the needs of underrepresented learners.
“At NHU, we understand the challenges that teachers face in their diverse classrooms and with balancing their own education with their personal and professional lives,” said Dr. David López, president of NHU.
Dr. Francisca Miranda, director of graduate studies at NHU, said the scholarships represent a commitment from NHU to increase student achievement by providing teachers with an opportunity to master skills for an increasingly diverse classroom. “NHU is fully committed to ensuring that teachers are able to pursue additional training through a one-time scholarship for teachers who qualify while in the program,” she said.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, recipients must have a proven record of helping students achieve success in the classroom or have a professional interest in the field of education. For a complete set of instructions and additional information on the scholarship offer, visit www.NHU.edu or call 1-877-584-6648.