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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship

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Mission

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship is not accepting applications for 2015. Fellowships are still available in the following states: Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Michigan secondary schools.

The Teaching Fellowship is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and is funded with a $16.7 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Teaching Fellowship offers rigorous pedagogical preparation, extensive clinical immersion in secondary classrooms, and ongoing mentoring. Leadership from the Governor's office is also a key part of the program.

Fellowship Details

The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university
  • teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology 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 $30,000 stipend (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • 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 Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

Eligibility

The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:

  • • have majored in and/or have a strong professional background 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 June 30, 2014, 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 if 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.)

Teacher Certification Areas

The following is a guide to the teacher certification areas offered at each partner institution.

Partner University Certification Areas Offered
Eastern Michigan University Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Mathematics
Physics
Physical Science
Grand Valley State University
Michigan State University Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Physical Science
University of Michigan Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Wayne State University Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Mathematics
Physics
Western Michigan University Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics

Contacts

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships Team

For general program, application, and Fellowship questions please email the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship staff at wwteachingfellowship@woodrow.org.

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Partner University Contacts

For previously named Fellows only.

For more information about the Teaching Fellowship at a particular institution you may contact the appropriate program director listed below:

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