Plan of Study Forms
|Luther Winborne Self Fellowship||Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations||March|
|Graduate School Fellowships||Graduate School||Late March|
|Graduate School Summer Assistantships||Graduate School||Mid January|
|School of Education Scholarships||School of Education||Mid February|
|Graduate and Teaching Assistantships||Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations||February|
General Travel Fund
When funds are available, the ELC Department provides stipends to support students who present at professional conferences. Students can apply any time during the academic year as long as funds are available.
Please click on the link for the guidelines and application form: ELC_General_Travel_Awards_Guidelines_and_Application.doc
Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department Fellowship
The department currently administers one fellowship program:
ELC graduate assistantships are work positions within the ELC department. The assistantships entail assigned work 20 hours per week. This may be a combination of teaching, working in the office, and/or working with a faculty member. There are two types of assistantships administered by the department:
Teaching Assistantship: The teaching assistantship entails teaching the undergraduate foundations course ELC 381: The Institution of Education. In order to be eligible for the teaching assistantship, students should have taken ELC 625-Seminar in Teaching Social Foundations. This course is the prerequisite to a Teaching Assistantship in the ELC department. The class is offered in the fall semester and includes meeting as a seminar as well as observation of the undergraduate classes. Teaching a section of ELC 381 is deemed equivalent to 10 hours of work per week. For further information contact Dr. Svi Shapiro email@example.com
Graduate Assistantship: Students work closely with an ELC faculty member. Duties include research-related tasks or clerical assistance. There may be assistantships that require working in the office with the Chair of the Department.
Click here for the application should you wish to apply for the ELC Teaching Assistantship (2012-2013).
Every graduate student at UNCG is a member of the Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) legislative body and is invited to become an active member. The GSA allocates funds in two categories: Thesis/Dissertation Funding, to offset the cost of completing a thesis or dissertation; and Personal Development Funding, to support professional development activities such as attendance at a professional conference. Funds are dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The School of Education administers a variety of scholarship programs, with awards ranging from $200 to $3000. They are not automatically renewed; students must reapply each year. Most awards are based on financial aid, so students must work with the UNCG Office of Financial Aid to complete the FAFSA form and receive an official determination of need. A scholarship application must be obtained from and submitted to the Dean’s Office in the School of Education. Typically, the applications are due by early February. Occasionally, graduate assistantship opportunities are available in the Dean’s Office, the Teachers Academy, and in other offices around the school. Students should check signs posted around the School of Education offices and also check with the Dean’s Office and Teachers Academy.
The Graduate School administers a number of different scholarships and fellowships. These are highly competitive awards, usually based on academic performance and the recommendation of your department. A listing of possible awards is made available in the late fall and applications are typically due sometime in February and/or March. Students should work with their advisors to discuss the possibility of being nominated by the department and to prepare applications, making sure to begin the process well in advance of deadlines.
Fellowships for newly admitted students include:
The Graduate School established these awards in 1991 to attract exceptional students to our graduate programs. Awards are $2,000 for students in master’s programs and $3,000 for students in doctoral programs and are added to the usual departmental stipend.
Fellowships for continuing students include:
The Graduate School sometimes has a summer assistantship program. According to The Graduate School, the goal of this program is to assist students in making progress toward completing their degree by using part of the summer to conduct research or to engage in other scholarly activities related to the student’s program of study. Priority is given to students in doctoral and MFA programs; however, other students in master’s programs may apply.
UNCG Scholarships and Financial Aid Office
Contact this office for information on applying for need-based financial aid, including subsidized and unsubsidized federal Stafford loans. In most cases, you will need to submit a FAFSA (web link here) to the federal government. The deadline for full consideration for all need-based awards is usually February 1.
Tuition and fees for graduate credit hours are calculated on a sliding scale that is dependent on the number of credit hours a semester you take. You can study the details by visiting http://www.uncg.edu/grs/financial/tuition_and_fees.html for on-campus courses and http://web.uncg.edu/dcl/web/offcampus/credit_offcampus.asp for UNCG off-campus courses.
Financial aid for graduate students at UNCG is quite limited; however, opportunities are occasionally available. Also, at the time you apply for admission, you should contact the ELC departmental secretary to obtain an application for graduate fellowships and assistantships administered through the department.
For North Carolina administrative licensure applications, please contact:
The Teachers Academy, UNCG School of Education
For the MSA program, licensure questions can be directed to:
Dr. Brian Clarida
For the EdS program, licensure questions can be directed to:
Dr. Ann Davis
For the EdD program, licensure questions can be directed to:
Dr. Carl Lashley
Licensure questions for the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs can also be directed to the student’s advisor subsequent to admission.