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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Financial Assistance

Various forms of financial assistance are available to undergraduate and graduate students wishing to major in special education.



Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each year for fall and spring terms to students who are enrolled full time (9 graduate hours).

In addition to tuition the student is paid a monthly stipend. Students are responsibility for student fees. The student is expected to work 20 hours weekly in the department during the semester.

Contact the of Educational Foundations and Special Education, Dr. Cathy Galyon-Keramidas, or the  of special education, Dr. Arnold Nyarambi for additional information.

Tuition Scholarships

Tuition scholarships are available to first semester full time students (9 hours) who have had no previous graduate level courses. The student works 8 hours weekly during the semester for a faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning. The student is responsible for student fees.

Contact the chairperson of Educational Foundations and Special Education, Dr. Cathy Galyon-Keramidas, or the coordinator of special education, Dr. Arnold Nyarambi for additional information.

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Web site enables you to complete:

  • TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling
  • A TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS)

so that you may receive one or more TEACH Grants to pay for your education.

Financial Aid
ETSU Financial Aid website for Future and Current Students.



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