OSU-Tulsa to Host “Operation Education” Fair for Area Teachers and Educators

TULSA (June 17, 2010) – Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will host an education fair for Tulsa-area teachers and education professionals Wednesday, June 30.

“Operation Education” will take place in OSU-Tulsa’s Main Hall Commons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants will learn about OSU graduate programs available in Tulsa, the federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant programand OSU-Tulsa’s new Graduate Education Scholarship.

Lori Coggins, manager of the Graduate Student Services Center, said the fair is designed to educate people about their options for graduate school and the funding opportunities available.

“As a result of the economic climate and budget cuts, teachers across the nation are facing unemployment,” Coggins said. “As they consider their options, we want to provide information on how earning a master’s or doctoral degree can update their job skills and advance their careers, as well as the resources available to financially make it possible.”

Coggins said OSU-Tulsa launched a new scholarship program in May designed for those working in public schools, technology centers, early learning centers, higher education and other education-related settings.

OSU-Tulsa is offering $750 scholarships per semester to new, fully admitted students in OSU master’s and doctoral degree programs in education, counseling, educational leadership studies, educational leadership and policy studies, educational psychology, educational technology, higher education, school administration, human development and family science, and teaching, learning and leadership.

Eligible students must have a 3.00 GPA or higher and enroll in at least six credit hours per semester at OSU-Tulsa. Students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of three semesters starting with the spring 2011 or summer 2011 semesters, for a total scholarship of $2,250.

Coggins said information will also be available about the federal TEACH program, a program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH grant program was created through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007.

For more information about the fair or OSU’s education degree programs available in Tulsa, call 918-594-8445 or visit www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu.

Updated 06-18-2010

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