The Special Education program offer scholarships in the Fall semester and Spring semester. Students may apply for consideration after they have completed one semester. Only matriculated students may apply. The minimum GPA required for a scholarship award is 3.5.
In addition, there are several scholarships available for Special Education and Special Education/Literacy students, including the:
- Bernard Gold Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Dorothea S. Clarke Endowed Scholarship
- Donald G. Pace Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Douglas Hoyne Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Egel-Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Martin and Sarah Syden Endowed Scholarship in Special Education
- Margot and John Hickling Memorial Endowed Scholarship
For further information, please refer to the bottom of the Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarship section of the Hofstra Bulletin. Students wishing to apply for these scholarships must present a letter of request to the Special Education Department Chair, Dr. Darra Pace.
The Hagedorn Teacher Fellowship Program
The Hagedorn Teacher Fellowship Program provides loans for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, a record of community service and a commitment to teaching in a high-needs school district.
Upon graduation and recommendation for initial certification in one of Hofstra’s teacher education programs, Hagedorn Teacher Fellows would be eligible for forgiveness of the equivalent of one year’s loan based on each year of service in a designated high-needs school district.
Hofstra Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Grant Program
Hofstra University School of Education has partnered with the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) and the Genesis/Eden II Agency to create the Hofstra Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (HECIS) Program to train highly qualified teachers to serve the needs of pre-school age children (birth to five years) with disabilities. The program is designed to improve learning outcomes for children with special needs and their families by increasing the number of graduate fully prepared to bring about improvements in educational and developmental services. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines a rich core of graduate level courses grounded in scientifically based research with a menu of embedded field experiences in culturally and linguistically diverse settings, graduating students with both an M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education and an Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applicants must be initially or professionally certified in Early Childhood or Childhood Education and/or Special Education grades 1-6 in New York state.
Join co-directors for an informational webinar on 10/17 at 4pm. Register here.
Robert Noyce Fellowship Program
Hofstra University's Robert Noyce Scholarship & Fellowship Programs seek to increase the number of qualified and effective science and mathematics teachers in high-needs school districts. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Noyce programs provide scholarship funding and a variety of benefits such as research opportunities to graduate students. Special Education students accepted to the Inclusive Secondary program who are seeking certification in science or mathematics are welcome to apply. Recipients are required to teach in any high-needs school district in the country for two years, for each year of the award. This commitment must be fulfilled within six years of graduation. The high-needs designation applies to many districts throughout the United States – large, small, urban and rural – and students may teach at the middle or high school level.
Inclusive Secondary SPED students with joint concentrations in math or science should click here to learn more.