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State addressing teacher shortage with fellowships

Teacher and Classroom
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The state is making an investment in future educators with the hope of attracting more teachers to the profession. Applications open today for a new fellowship and stipend program

The state of Michigan is addressing the teacher shortage launching MI Future Educator Fellowships along with stipends for student teachers. Fellowships are available for up to 2,500 instructors.

The program allows for $10,000 scholarships covering tuition for future educators and $9,600 stipends for student teachers. Applications for scholarships and payments open October 31st.

The money was appropriated in the bipartisan education budget with the goal of rebuilding the teacher pipeline by lowering the financial barrier for anyone considering the teaching profession. Do that, and the state believes it can hire and train more accomplished instructors. Attracting more educators also secures appropriate classroom teacher-student ratios.