Scholarships

T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI has a variety of created scholarship models. Find the model that is right for you and your sponsoring employer.

Child Development Associate® (CDA) Scholarship

  • Used to earn early childhood college credits Missouri 2-year colleges that convert to the 120+ clock hours educational requirement for a CDA.
  • Has more eligibility criteria than other scholarship models.
  • New model, extensive benefits, not renewable. Learn more.

Entry Associate Degree Scholarship – 

  • Used to earn college credits as an introduction to early childhood education, or early childhood special education at Missouri 2-year colleges.
  • Can be used to complete required credits towards a Missouri Director Certification, CDA or Accreditation.
  • Introductory model, basic benefits, not renewable. Learn more.

Associate Degree Scholarship – 

  • Used to earn an Associate degree (AA, AAS, AAT) in early childhood education or early childhood special education.
  • Supports general education and early childhood courses at Missouri 2-year colleges.
  • Renewable annually until degree is earned. Learn more.

Bachelor Degree Scholarship – 

  • Used to earn a Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS) in early childhood education or early childhood special education.
  • Supports general education and early childhood courses at Missouri 4-year colleges.
  • Renewable annually until degree is earned. Learn more.

 

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Missouri Scholarship Models

Scholarship Entry Associate Degree Associate Degree Bachelor Degree*
(excluding Pre-Certification and Student Teaching models)
Education
  • 9 – 15 college credit hours over three consecutive semesters
  • Early Childhood courses only
  • At a Missouri based 2-year college
  • 9 – 15 college credit hours over three consecutive semesters
  • Early Childhood & General Education courses
  • At a Missouri based 2-year college
  • 9 – 15 college credit hours over three consecutive semesters
  • Early Childhood & General Education courses
  • At a Missouri based 4-year college
Tuition & Book Costs      
Recipient Portion 10% – 15% tuition & books 10% tuition & books 10% – 15% tuition & books
Sponsor Portion 10% – 15% tuition & books 10% tuition & books 10% – 15% tuition & books
T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI Portion 75% – 90% tuition & books 80% – 90% tuition & books 75% – 90% tuition & books
Release Time       
Weekly study time for recipient at regular pay rate N/A 3 hours per week in course per semester 2 hours per week in course per semester
T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI reimbursement to sponsor N/A $10/hour – maximum of 132 hours reimbursed during one contract $10/hour – maximum of 85 hours reimbursed during one contract
Accessibility Stipend N/A $55 per semester when courses are taken $55 per semester when courses are taken
Compensation      
T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI payment to recipient $450 upon completion of the education year (two $225 installments) $450 upon completion of the education year (two $225 installments) $450 upon completion of the education year (two $225 installments)
Sponsoring employer payment to recipient Option 1 – Sponsoring employer provides a $200 bonus
Option 2
 – Sponsoring employer does not provide a bonus
Option 1 – Sponsoring employer provides a $200 bonus
Option 2
 – Sponsoring employer provides a 2% raise over cost of living
Option 1 – Sponsoring employer provides a $200 bonus
Option 2
 – Sponsoring employer does not provide a bonus
Commitment
Served after education period (Option chosen by sponsoring employer)
Option 1 – 6 consecutive months of continued employment at sponsoring child care program
Option 2
 – 6 months of employment in a licensed child care program
Option 1 – 12 consecutive months of continued employment at sponsoring child care program
Option 2
 – 12 consecutive months of continued employment at sponsoring child care program
Option 1 – 9 consecutive months of continued employment at sponsoring child care program
Option 2
– 9 months of employment in a licensed child care program

*If you are working on a Bachelor’s degree and are within 4 semesters of doing your student teaching, a Pre-Certification or Student Teaching model should be considered.

Are you eligible? Read about the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements.

More questions? read through the Recipient and Sponsor Handbooks.

Need more information? Contact T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI or use the Scholarship Selector to find your best option.

 

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Missouri is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association
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