Scholarships & Awards
The Grigg Education Scholars Program-The Grigg Education Scholars Program provides scholarship support to exceptional prospective teachers who seek to prepare for excellence in the teaching profession while also developing servant leadership skills and dispositions through service to the University and the community. Click here for complete information about this program.
The Grigg Education Scholars Program is open to North Carolina High School seniors who qualify to attend Pfeiffer University and are interested in the teaching profession. Preference is given to Stanly County students who meet the criteria. The Grigg Education Scholars awards shall be contingent upon the candidate's enrollment as a full-time student at Pfeiffer University during the fall semester of the award year.
Award Maximums will be established annually according to income available from the Grigg Education Scholars Program endowment. Awards shall not exceed the cost of tuition, room and board. Awards shall be provided to one or more recipients each year for a total of up to eight (8) semesters. Candidates must maintain a grade point average of 3.0. By the end of sophomore year, Grigg Education Scholars must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. To maintain the scholarship, Grigg Education Scholars must continue in the Teacher Education Program until the baccalaureate degree has been earned.
- Academic Excellence Award- This award is given to the teacher candidate with the highest GPA in professional and content courses within the School of Education.
- Golden Apple Award-The Golden Apple Award is given to teacher candidates who have shown tremendous growth throughout the program of study and exhibits a great potential for the teaching profession. Recipients are nominated and selected by faculty members.
- Servant Leadership Award-This award is given to the school of education student who performs above and beyond the call of duty with regard to service to Pfeiffer, the School of Education and surrounding schools. The recipient is nominated and selected by faculty members.
Regional Cohort: Randolph Community College
MSEE Program at Randolph Community College's University Center
When Randolph Community College President Robert Shackleford announced the University Center of Randolph County in 2008, which offered bachelor's degrees locally for the first time, it was momentous. RCC will make history a second time this spring when it again partners with Pfeiffer University to offer the first master's degree in Randolph County.
"I'm very excited about this development," said Dr. Shackleford during the RCC Board of Trustees' regular meeting on Nov. 18. "Through the University Center of Randolph County, we are able to offer some unprecedented educational opportunities for the people of our county, and this new master's degree is a great step forward for the program."
The Master of Science degree in Elementary Education is for teachers with an elementary license looking to enrich their content knowledge and refine their ability to design and deliver effective instruction, according to Dr. Christopher Boe, director of graduate programs in elementary education at Pfeiffer.
"We have eliminated much of the repetitive study that has historically been part of graduate programs of education," Boe said. "In place of those concepts, we endeavored to add a focus on teacher leadership and instructional transformation."
The same full-time, high-quality faculty who teaches Pfeiffer's on-campus programs will teach the University Center classes. The program will be offered in hybrid format, a mix of traditional classroom meetings and online learning opportunities. Classes will meet one night weekly and the course load is six semester hours per term with students finishing in six semesters or two years.
Admissions requirements include a Pfeiffer application, official transcripts, writing sample, three recommendations, a copy of the applicant's teaching license, and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), which Pfeiffer will offer on the RCC campus. The program uses a cohort model, which means students will work through the program with the same group for every class.
The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Candidates currently working in school settings are eligible for a 40 percent tuition-reduction scholarship.
Montgomery Community College Site
- North Carolina Standard Course of Study
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- International Society for Technology Education
- International Reading Association
- National Council for the Social Studies
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
- National Science Teachers Association
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