- Host: Institute for Citizens and Scholars
- Host country: U.S.A
- Open to: Americans
- Target: Graduates
- Deadline: Not specified
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program for 2021 session is now accepting applications.
About the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
The WW Teaching Fellowship aims to recruit talented, dedicated individuals with backgrounds in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—to teach in Pennsylvania’s high-need secondary schools.
Over a thousand teachers have been trained by the Woodrow Wilson (WW) Fellowship in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or extensively studied, one or more STEM fields are eligible to apply.
The Fellowship also works to improve teacher preparation by partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.
Open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:
- have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math);
- demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
- have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
- have attained, or expect to attain by Spring 2021, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted once an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.);
- a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)
The Teaching Fellowship includes:
- Admission to a master’s degree program at one of three well-established partner universities;
- Teacher certification in science or mathematics education;
- Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom;
- A $32,000 stipend during their first year while completing the master’s degree;
- Once Fellows are certified teachers (have completed their master’s degree), they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools;
- After graduation, Fellows commit to teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for three years:
- PA Fellows who attend the University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University must complete their Fellowship commitment in Foundation-approved public schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).
- PA Fellows who attend Duquesne University must complete their Fellowship commitment in Foundation-approved schools in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) or the surrounding area.
- Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment;
- Support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education;
- Lifelong membership in a national network of WW Fellows who are intellectual leaders.
NOTE: You must submit your resumé, letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all institutions where you have received credit to complete your online application.
Interested candidates can click the button below to apply:
For more information visit the official website of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship 2021