Stetson University

Graduate Programs

Diversity

One of the central goals of Stetson University is to create an inclusive community- a place where all paths are explored, where social responsibility is emphasized and where groups work collaboratively rather than competitively. The education department fosters change by recognizing the points of difference we have as a result of racial/ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation and religious heritage, among other factors, and encourage a celebration of the points of intersection we share as a result of these differences. Rather than seeing differences as a source of separation, the department promotes the belief that through the splendor of our different experiences, we come to realize that we are all bound together as members of one overarching, values-driven community of learners.

In an effort to expand our student population with diverse backgrounds and to foster inclusive classrooms, we have assembled a listing of several discounts and scholarship opportunities to graduate students; if you don't find a suitable opportunity, please search the Internet for other opportunities as there is no shortage of aid opportunity available. We encourage all to apply.

Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness and Tuition Reimbursement

The Critical Teacher Shortage Student Loan Forgiveness Program (C.T.S.L.F.) provides financial assistance to eligible Florida teachers who hold a valid Florida teacher's certificate or Florida Department of Health license by assisting them in the repayment of undergraduate and graduate educational loans that led to certification in a critical teacher shortage subject area. The Florida C.T.S.L.F. is a state-funded program and is not the Federal Title I program. This forgiveness program can be used after completion of a degree in an approved critical area. Candidates must teach in that critical area for at least two years in a critical area. Note: This is based on legislative approval and varies from year to year.

Deadline: See website

Value: Up to $10,000

Critical Teacher Shortage Tuition Reimbursement

The Critical Teacher Shortage Tuition Reimbursement Program (C.T.S.T.R.) provides financial support to publicly-funded school employees who hold a valid Florida teacher's certificate or Florida Department of Health license by assisting them with the repayment of undergraduate and graduate educational courses that will lead to certification or endorsement in a critical teacher shortage subject area. Note: This is based on legislative approval and varies from year to year.

Deadline: See website

Value: $78 per credit hour

Minority Recruitment Scholarship

Stetson University offers eight one-course scholarships to School District of Volusia County employees seeking admission into one of Stetson University's graduate education or school counseling programs. Information regarding these scholarships is available through the district's professional development office or by contacting the university's Office of Graduate Studies at 386-822-7075.

Deadline: May 15

Value: One three-credit hour course

Gaylord Scholarship

Through a generous funding grant by the Gaylord family, one-course scholarships are available to candidates accepted into the special education graduate program. Information regarding these scholarships can be obtained by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at 386-822-7075 or by contacting the director of special education, Dr. Kathy Piechura-Couture, at kpiechur@stetson.edu or 386-822-7080.

Deadline: May 15

Value: One three-credit hour course

Share Web Page