Testing, Certification & Grad School
for public schools
The Praxis Series - State-by-State Requirements
The Praxis Series tests are taken by undergraduates seeking admission to a teacher education program or by college graduates seeking teacher certification. This Educational Testing Service Web site provides complete information on the test preparation, registration, and the tests required for certification in about 3/4 of the states.
Edutopia: Information and Inspiration for Innovative Teaching in K-12 Schools
Offers guidance and resources for prospective teachers, as well as insight into current trends and issues in the field. Includes the following sections:
Peter Jay Sharp Urban Scholars Award of $10,000 is awarded annually to 10 students. The award is in the form of a loan forgiveness program, whereby 25 percent of the loan is forgiven upon graduation from the master's program and an additional 25 percent forgiven for each year of teaching in an urban school. At the completion of the expected years of service, the entire amount due shall be canceled with no payment due.
Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program - Each year, a cohort of 30 applicants to master's-level teacher licensure programs who have a desire to teach in an urban setting are selected to enter the Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program. Students are supported with a scholarship award covering one half of the entire tuition. Other forms of aid are available to Donovan Scholars as well.