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Nazareth Trains Urban Educators With New Grant That Pays Up to Half Their College Tuition

Published June 01, 2017

Funding from New York state and Nazareth College will support urban education by paying up to half the tuition cost for 20 education students per year at Nazareth for the next five years.

Nazareth College received $650,000 in state Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) II grant funding for students who live in New York and are from racial/ethnic populations historically underrepresented in the teaching field. Nazareth has administered TOC grants for the state Education Department since 1989, most recently a three-year TOC I grant for $240,000 that ends in June.  

Eligible students must be committed to teaching in high-need urban schools and enroll full-time in one of these Nazareth degree programs:

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,200 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.