We are so thankful for the services T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI provides for our staff to achieve their career goals without debt.
– Sponsoring Employer, Northwest Missouri

Student Teaching Scholarship

Student Teaching Scholarship may best suit your needs if you are:

  • Starting your student teaching semester consisting of 8-15 college credits to be completed in one semester.
  • Completing your early childhood teacher certification at a Missouri-based 4-year college.

*  This scholarship model can be taken only once and cannot extend past the one semester necessary to  complete student teaching.  

Eligibility – All applicants must:

  • Have only one semester of student teaching remaining to earn a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in early childhood, early childhood special education at a Missouri-based 4-year college.
  • Work directly with children birth to 5 years old daily in a licensed or license-exempt child care program.
  • Be at least 18 years old and have a high school or equivalency diploma.
  • Continue to work five hours a week at their current child care program while student teaching.
  • Make under $26.00/hour
  • Work in Missouri and be authorized to work in the U.S.

Once awarded a Scholarship, you will:

  • Be assigned a T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI Scholarship Counselor to assist you through the process. • Verify with your college advisor that you are eligible for student teaching.
  • Pay only 10% of your tuition and books, e.g., for a $300 class, your 10% portion would be only $30! Your sponsoring employer pays a 15% co-pay.
  • Commit to staying at your sponsoring child care program for 3 consecutive months of continued employment at sponsoring child care program.


  • Pay 75% of the tuition and books for both models.
  • Pay a stipend of $55 each semester attending classes.
  • Pay you $150 (One Semester Pre-Certification model) or $200 (Two Semester Pre-Certification model) after you successfully complete coursework and the 6-month commitment time.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Missouri is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association.
The project described was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0048-01-00, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.