Master’s Degree Assistance
Learn more about how Teach Dual Credit Indiana can pay for graduate courses for eligible teachers to complete a master’s degree.
Supporting Teachers Who Need to Complete a Master’s Degree to Meet Dual Credit Credentialing Requirements
Teach Dual Credit Indiana is excited to share that a limited amount of funding is available to support teachers who have completed 18 graduate hours through Teach Dual Credit Indiana and are in need of a master’s degree for dual credit credentialing.
Our program will pay for graduate courses outside of the Teach Dual Credit Indiana catalog for accepted teachers who need additional graduate credits to complete a master’s degree. This opportunity is provided on a first come-first serve basis.
Tuition and books are included for one course per semester at a participating Teach Dual Credit Indiana higher education partner. Review the Eligibility Requirements below to see if you qualify!
Note: Teach Dual Credit Indiana is unable to pay college application fees, admin fees, etc. Be sure to check with your school or corporation for assistance to cover these costs.
Funding is limited for this opportunity. To be considered, teachers must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Have not yet completed a master’s degree
- Complete 18 graduate credits through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area (communications/speech, economics, English, history, political science/government, world languages) for dual credit credentialing
- Receive confirmation from your school’s dual credit credential provider that 18 graduate credits in your content area have been accepted
- Have a current teaching assignment at an Indiana K-12 school
- Work toward a master’s degree at an Indiana higher education public or private institution for dual credit credentialing purposes
- Earn a C+ or higher in each course to continue participating
How To Participate
Please note that this is a scholarship opportunity. If approved, teachers are responsible to apply to a graduate program, enroll in courses, and notify Teach Dual Credit Indiana of course enrollment and final grades for each course.
Once a teacher determines that they may be eligible for this funding opportunity, contact Teach Dual Credit Indiana to request an opportunity to participate. Once eligibility is confirmed, teachers will need to take the following steps.
Please note that teachers are responsible to initiate and complete each step and that failing to do so may mean that courses are not covered by Teach Dual Credit Indiana.
If you are currently in a master’s degree program:
- Contact Teach Dual Credit Indiana to confirm that the higher education institution that you are enrolled at or considering will participate as a provider in this funding opportunity.
- If you haven’t already, contact the higher education institution to request to transfer credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana, if applicable.
- Once approved for funding, register for a course and send the name and course number, along with a screenshot of the course registration, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Textbook costs (up to $180) vary by institution and are included or will be reimbursed.
- At the end of the course, send a transcript or information containing your final grade to email@example.com. Teachers must maintain a grade of C+ in each course to be eligible for continued funding.
If you are not currently enrolled in a master’s degree program:
- Contact Teach Dual Credit Indiana to confirm that the higher education institution(s) that you or considering will participate as a provider in this funding opportunity.
- Contact the higher education institution you are considering to request a transcript review to determine which Teach Dual Credit Indiana credits transfer (if pursuing a master’s degree at a university different than that where 18 graduate credits in a content area were completed),
- Complete the institution’s higher education institution application.
- Once approved for funding, register for a course and send the name and course number, along with a screenshot of the course registration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Textbook costs (up to $180) vary by institution and are included or will be reimbursed.
- At the end of the course, send a transcript or information containing your final grade to email@example.com. Teachers must maintain a grade of C+ in each course to be eligible for continued funding.
Participating Higher Ed Partners for Master’s Degree Completion
For teachers who are working on or starting a master’s degree for the purpose of becoming credentialed to teach dual credit courses, Teach Dual Credit Indiana may be able to fund the tuition and textbooks at several participating higher education institutions. The following options are some of the possible ways to complete a funded master’s degree:
Education focused –
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, or other master’s degree dedicated to perfecting the craft of teaching (remember, teachers still need 18 graduate credits in content area that are not focused on pedagogy).
Content focused –
Master’s degree in a content area or discipline, such as Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Biology, Master of Arts in English, or other content area approved by a school’s dual credit provider