The Education Major Scholarship is intended for students who have declared their major as education and who will begin their student teaching soon. This undergraduate scholarship funds pre-service teachers at the level of $2,500 for one student teaching semester and the graduate scholarship supports in-service teachers with $5,000 up to two semesters.
In-service teachers who are pursuing a graduate degree through an accredited university in the state of New Mexico are also encouraged to apply. The scholarship aims at supporting teachers in designing and developing a NASA science or math resource unit plan, which will be taught during the student teaching semester if they are a pre-service teacher or at their own classroom if they are an in-service teacher.
Student teaching can be performed at the elementary or secondary levels. The resource unit plan must relate to NASA’s unique mission of research and discovery as a framework for inspiration and student learning. The resource unit plan must also relate to Common Core State Standards (or NM Performance and Benchmarks Standards) applicable to the grade level the student teacher has been placed. For specific requirements, please see application. In-service teachers must design two plans. As it is true with all NMSGC programs, the participation of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities is strongly encouraged.