Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Educator Corps.
The Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Educator Corps scholarship program is mandated by law to provide support services to nine separate scholarship recipient categories. The first is of course the full-time undergraduate pursuing any of the education majors out of the School of Education, and in partnership with the College of Language Arts and Social Services and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. Recruits to the Teacher Corps have come directly from our high schools after graduation, and have even included college seniors with only one semester of coursework to complete their degrees. A second recipient category closely akin to the full time undergraduate is the certification recipient. This would be the student who had already earned a bachelor's degree in an area other than education, who was now interested in completing the coursework needed for teacher certification. Neither of these two recipient categories requires current employment with the Guam Public School System but both require full-time enrollment.
The other seven recipient categories require some kind of employment affiliation with the Guam Public School System to be entitled to a part-time enrollment arrangement with the School of Education. All master's degree candidates in the Principal Corps and the Counselor Corps, as well as, those pursuing second teaching certification, those pursuing certification in school ../administration and supervision, or certification in school guidance counseling, and those seeking course support under the Educator Recertification Corps, must first be certified educators working full-time for GPSS. The last employee group would be the school aides or other school support staff who are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of the support towards an undergraduate degree and promotion to teacher rank.
There are different application requirements for each of the different scholarship recipient categories, and the benefits package for each may differ as well. The program buttons to the left of the screen should assist in getting you to each of our recipient categories.