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Considering College? You Can Earn a Degree in Education With No Debt

Posted on January 2, 2018

Johnstown, PA (Jan. 2, 2018) – It’s no secret that the cost to attend college increases annually. According to national data, in 2017, the average student graduated owing $37,172, with monthly loan payments in excess of $350. But for students considering a career in early education, there is another option. The Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship program offers generous assistance with tuition and fees, allowing program participants to graduate with little or no debt.

To qualify, individuals must work for a participating early learning center, such as The Learning Lamp. The T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program covers up to 95 percent of tuition and other costs such as books and travel expenses. Tuition assistance can be applied toward a Child Development Associate (CDA), community college classes, undergraduate and even graduate level coursework.

Want to find out more about how the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program works? Stop by The Learning Lamp on Wed., Jan. 10, 2018 for pizza and a presentation. The event takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the main office at 2025 Bedford Street in Johnstown. Available information will include partnering higher education institutions, college application completion, program deadlines, funding, eligibility, contract requirements, and more! This is a great opportunity for students considering a career in education.

Reserve your spot today by calling Kayla Cobaugh at 814-262-0732 extension 236. We’ll also have information on job openings at The Learning Lamp.

The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. The Learning Lamp served 35,525 children from 62 school districts and 39 non-public and private schools and other organizations in 17 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland in 2016.

Our programs include: one-to-one tutoring; before/after school programs; portable classrooms aimed at building math and science skills; alternative education programs for at-risk students; evidence-based prevention programs; online learning and credit recovery; SAT preparation; educationally-focused child care; literacy-based preschool programs; and grant writing and project consulting for schools.

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