Finding Continuing Education Grants for Teachers

Instructor: Eric Campos

Eric has tutored in English, writing, history, and other subjects.

If you currently work as a teacher, you may wish to pursue additional education as you develop in your career. Fortunately, there are several organizations that award grants that will help fund your continuing education.

Continuing Education For Teachers

For teachers, continuing education is often required for additional licensure endorsements, certification renewal and professional development. Fortunately, a number of organizations and initiatives offer grants that can assist you paying for some, if not all, of the expenses associated with continuing education.

Fund For Teachers

FFT grants are open to full-time pre-K to 12th grade teachers with at least three years of prior teaching in the same range. Applicants must also intend to return or continue teaching in a classroom setting the following year. Individuals can apply for grants up to $5,000 to further their professional development, but they also allow for a team of teachers to apply for $10,000. These grants are very broad in scope. Some of the funded teaching topics include:

  • Language and culture
  • History and social studies
  • Visual and performing arts

The NEA Foundation

The NEA (National Education Association) Foundation awards grants to practicing public school teachers looking to further their own education in order to better serve students. These include K-12 teachers as well as college and university teachers at public insitutions. Grants can range from $2,000-$5,000.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a membership-based group that awards grants current math teachers. These specific grants can either be used for research purposes or continuing education.

Additional Continuing Education Resources

When pursuing continuing education, it's important to think about what you hope to get out of the experience. In Teacher Professional Development Activities, we not only delve into additional ways to develop your teaching career, but also elaborate on why continuing education matters to the school system. If you're ready to jump into your continuing education, Teacher Professional Development Courses will direct you to some our library of courses that you may be able to use for professional development credits.

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