There are scholarships available that are focused just on students majoring in Education. Please visit their websites.

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT)

The primary contact for FFMT is Dr. Mildred E. Berry

» Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) website.

T.E.A.C.H Grant

For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Project PLEEASE: Preparing Leaders to Execute Effective Actions in Special Education

The School of Education is pleased to announce an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) grant award in the amount of 1.25 million dollars to improve the education of K-12 students with disabilities. Project participants will earn a Master of Science (MS) degree in Special Education, with a focus in leadership. The 5-year funded project will prepare 50 candidates with full tuition funding. The project will prepare three cohorts of candidates over the 5-year award period. The first cohort began January 2013 and graduated Summer 2014. The second cohort began August 2014 and the third cohort will begin May 2016.

Minimal admissions requirements for consideration include (but are not limited to):

  • hold a degree or certification in Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
  • currently teach or provide leadership in ESE
  • recommended by their principal or supervisor
  • meet graduate program admission criteria

Project SIAIMESE: Supporting Intensive Applications of Interventions by Minority Educators of Special Education

Florida Memorial University’s School of Education is pleased to announce an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) grant award in the amount of $1.25 million to improve the education of K-12 students with disabilities. Project SIAIMESE will prepare 40 urban minority scholars to obtain a Masters in Special Education with an Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Scholars will receive preparation to implement data-based individualization (DBI) to provide support of students with persistent and severe learning and behavioral problems that need the most intensive individualized supports. Outcomes include 40 minority scholars: (1) developing, delivering, and evaluating research-based intensive interventions to support student learning and behavior for culturally and linguistically diverse students; (2) conducting and reporting action research to demonstrate the effects of implementing DBI; and (3) providing professional development in implementing, evaluating, and reporting data-driven individualized interventions to improve student outcomes. The first cohort will begin January 2015 and the second cohort will begin May 2017.

Requirements for consideration include (but are not limited to):

  1. Hold a degree and/or certification in ESE,
  2. Currently teach or provide services to students in ESE (3 years of successful teaching experience in ESE preferred),
  3. Hold an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement,
  4. Recommended by their principal or supervisor as demonstrating benefit from specialized training,
  5. Successful interview and impromptu writing sample, and
  6. Meet FMU graduate program admission criteria.

For more information regarding Project PLEEASE or SIAIMESE, please contact:

Dr. Tamar Riley at 305.626.3164 or tamar.riley@fmuniv.edu or

Dr. Annamaria Jerome-Raja at 305.626.3122 or annamaria.jeromeraja@fmuniv.edu.