The Harmony Scholar Program
Full-tuition Scholarship for a Master of Education with an SEL-Focused Credential
The Harmony Scholar Program in Social Emotional Learning will reward outstanding National University students, who have demonstrated the potential for academic excellence, with a full-tuition scholarship to promote teacher leadership in social emotional learning in their future schools and districts. All Harmony Scholars are considered ambassadors for the Sanford College of Education and Harmony SEL.
There are multiple requirements for candidates applying for the Harmony Scholar Program. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. As part of the admission criteria to the Harmony Scholar Program, a credential packet must be completed and the CBEST must be passed. To maintain the scholarship, the CSET must be passed and scores submitted before the end of the course, ITL 608 Design and Process of Teaching.
Applicants will be recommended for the program by the Selection Committee and approved by Interim Dean of the Sanford College of Education Dr. Donna Elder. The scholarship only applies to courses in the Master of Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning with a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in Social and Emotional Learning. The tuition award will be automatically applied toward tuition after the add/drop date of the term (ninth day). The award will be considered an educational resource when determining eligibility for federal student aid. If selected, FAFSA must be completed and on file with Student Finance for the scholarship to be awarded.
The Harmony Scholar Program in Social Emotional Learning is open to all National University students seeking a Master of Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning with a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential and with an emphasis in Social and Emotional Learning. Harmony Scholars must maintain adequate progress toward the degree, completing a minimum of 45 units per year. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5. Each candidate’s progress will be reviewed quarterly.
How to Apply
Each applicant is required to submit:
- A resume and cover letter
- Proof of passage of California Test of Basic Skills
- A two-minute or less video explaining why you want to be a teacher leader specializing in social emotional learning
- A two- to three-page paper, double spaced with 12-point font, addressing your professional goals, your leadership experiences, and how you plan to become a leader in your school and district in social emotional learning
- Two letters of recommendation addressing your ability to work in the teaching field and leadership skills
A committee composed of full-time faculty members will screen all applications and make a recommendation to the dean of the Sanford College of Education, who will make the final decision.
Recognition, Engagement, and Responsibility
There will be special events planned for the Harmony Scholars, and all scholars are required to attend. All Harmony Scholars will complete Harmony professional development within a quarter after receiving the scholarship. Professional development will be offered virtually. While engaged in their coursework, Harmony Scholars may be asked to speak about their experiences as a Harmony Scholar. Upon completion of the program, Harmony Scholars will meet to develop a plan of action as they enter into their teaching careers. Harmony Scholars will maintain contact with the Sanford College of Education for one year after completing the program.