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 masterâ€™s degree program at one of seventeen participating universities across the mid-west.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship candidates complete one application that allows them to apply to both the Fellowship program at a variety of universities across Indiana, Ohio, or Michigan.
Each program is unique and has been selected by the Foundation for its potential to create a model of teacher education excellence.
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.