Pathway to the Classroom for OSU Teachers

$5,800
38%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
8 Donors
24
days left
Project ends on December 31, at 11:59 PM CST
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Pathway to the Classroom for OSU Teachers

An essential piece of a teacher education program is the internship (student teaching), during which all students preparing to teach conduct a full-time internship for at least a full semester.  It is extremely difficult to work even part-time during that semester, as the internship is itself a full-time job.  Both the body of research and our candidates’ feedback confirm that this opportunity to work with an excellent mentor in the field during which teacher candidates apply their learning, receive ongoing feedback, and hone their craft is so critically important.  Because of this opportunity to practice in the schools what they're learning on campus throughout their program -- and then full-time as an intern (student teacher) -- OSU educators are fully prepared to serve children’s diverse learning needs.  They’ll graduate from OSU ready to equip our children and teens for the challenges of today and tomorrow!  During this stage of their program, our future educators may face financial challenges; in addition, costly certification exams and transportation costs to the school can increase that difficulty. A donation to this scholarship fund will help teacher candidates with financial need as they begin their internship, nearing the end of the path to certification and ultimately, into their own classrooms!    

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$20

Orange Slice

If each educator who received their recommendation for certification from OSU last year alone donated this amount, it would total almost $5,000! Please consider this amount (or any amount that works for you) if you're an O-State educator.

$50

Bronze

Only six donors must donate at this amount to fund a teacher candidate's award.

$100

Silver

This award is a big step, with only 3 donors needed to offer a teacher candidate this scholarship.

$300

Gold

This amount will fund a full scholarship for one of our very deserving teacher candidates!

$600

Platinum

This amount will fund two teacher candidates' scholarships as they conduct their internships (student teaching).

$1,200

Diamond

This donation will fund four teacher candidates' scholarship as they begin their internship (student teaching).

$3,000

Orange Power

This award will fund 10 teacher candidates' scholarships as they begin their internship (student teaching)!