Graduate Scholarships

  • What scholarships are available?

    • The Adelante Scholarship is available for graduate students seeking teacher certification in Bilingual Education OR ESL Education
  • What are the qualifications?

    • For Pre-service Teachers: Accepted into HBU Educator Prep Program
    • For In-service Teachers: Holds Standard Texas Educator Certification
    • Declared intention to earn ESL or BE certification
    • Demonstrates a high degree of motivation to become a BE or ESL teacher
    • Demonstrates personal potential for successful BE or ESL teaching
    • For BE certification only: Proficient in Spanish
  • What opportunities will students have that they could not without the program?

    • 50% of tuition paid for courses related to BE or ESL certification
      • ESL: 2 courses; BE: 6 courses; In-service Supp. Certification: 1-4 courses
    • Workshops to help you prepare for teacher certification exams
    • Eligible for reimbursement of certification exam fees*
    • Eligible for reimbursement of certification application fees**
  • What can I do after the program?

    • Upon completing the Educator Prep Program and passing certification examinations, you will be employable as a teacher in the state of Texas.
    • Starting salary for teachers in the Houston area is $50,000 on average.
    • Bilingual education teachers are highly recruited by districts. Houston-area school districts pay certified bilingual education teachers annual stipends of $3,000-$5,000.
    • ESL certification makes beginning teacher more marketable in job search
  • How do I get started with the program?

  • What do I need to do to become BE/ESL Certified?

    • 1. Earn M.Ed.
    • 2. Pass Texas Educator Initial Certification Examinations
    • 3. Pass Supplemental Certification Examinations in BE/ESL
    • For Supplemental Certification Only: Take 6-12 credit hours to prepare for Supplemental Certification exams in BE/ESL (non-degree seeking or M.Ed. C&I/BE)

*Bilingual Education: up to $260; ESL: $130. Fees set by TEA/ETS and are subject to change
**Currently $75.00; Fees set by TEA and are subject to change

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