Since 1989, NCSMA’s Journalism Education Fellowship Program allows teachers to enroll in a one-week, short-term summer course with tuition funding provided by NCSMA.

N.C. journalism teachers and media advisers can qualify for free in-state tuition, lodging and books through this program. The fellowships, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, are valued at $1,230.

The short-term course is usually scheduled in beginning to mid-July. Advisers may earn three hours of graduate credit.

Each year the summer course is different. In 2015, it was on teaching photojournalism. In 2016, the summer course is “Teaching Interactive Media in the Secondary School.” The summer course for 2016 will introduce educators to basic journalistic interactive design and production concepts, as well as web development and WordPress. Professor Steven King of the UNC School of Media and Journalism will teach the 2016 course.

To learn more about the fellowships NCSMA offers, head here: