One of the largest challenges facing our community, state, and nation is the lack of an adequate supply of exceptional elementary school teachers who have developed the skills necessary have an immediate positive impact on the lives of students they teach. In the School of Education at UNCG we are committed to addressing this challenge, and the Haggai Academy is one of our many initiatives that support this commitment. Launched in 2018, the Haggai Academy provides financial and professional support to non-traditional students who are preparing to become licensed school teachers in the State of North Carolina through initial licensure pathways.
Students in the Haggai Academy are enrolled as either a pre-major or major in one of the School of Education’s initial licensure programs pertaining to elementary education or special education and benefit from a Haggai Scholarship and wide range of additional co-curricular opportunities to help prepare them for a successful career as an educator. The scholarship value ranges from $3,500 to $5,000 depending on the academic program and year of study in which the student is enrolled. The additional co-curricular opportunities include a leadership component focusing on ethics, a range of service learning experiences, seminars related to current topics in the teaching profession, and engaging in a mentoring program to support the success of students in the Haggai Academy.
If you are a non-traditional student interested in teaching in the elementary grades (K-6) or special education, then the Haggai Academy in the School of Education at UNCG offers an amazing opportunity for you to explore.