The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships provide recent college graduates and career changers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math) with a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master’s degree program at one of seventeen participating universities across the mid-west. This is an excellent guide to career education and opportunity to advance in life.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship candidates complete one application that allows them to apply at a variety of universities across Indiana, Ohio, and MICHIGAN teaching fellowships.
Fellows can expect rigorous training, ongoing professional development, and some common components across all Woodrow Wilson university programs:
- A full-time academic, pre-service year of Master’s coursework spent in a high need classroom alongside experienced teacher leaders.
- Teacher certification obtained at the end of summer 2013 in either Indiana, Ohio, or Michigan.
- A master’s study year divided equally between coursework and demanding immersive “clinical” experiences in schools, observing and working in urban or rural schools three to five days per week
- A focus on students in high-poverty urban or rural schools
- Courses and programs are designed uniquely for and geared toward the cohort of twenty (20) Fellows on each campus
- Upon starting a three-year commitment as salaried teachers working for school districts, Fellows also receive three years of mentoring from veteran teachers
- All Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to help offset the cost of the full-time pre-service Master’s year
- Many university partners offer additional financial aid incentives, tuition reductions, and scholarships to Fellows.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds—including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees—into teaching in high-need secondary schools. A qualified applicant should:
- demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
- have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
- have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2012, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university;
- have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field;
- have achieved a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale)
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