The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program is geared toward recruiting, training and retaining this nation's best and brightest career changers and recent grads with STEM backgrounds into secondary science and math classrooms. The Fellowship includes teaching certification and master's in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) teaching field; a $30,000 stipend to complete a master's; and three years of mentoring.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program combines master's study that includes an immersive classroom teaching experience with continued classroom support after the master's and teaching certification have been obtained.
Fellows participate in one (1) full-time year of coursework at a partner university of their choice that starts in the summer of 2013 and continues through summer 2014, culminating in teacher certification. While some WW partner universities confer the master's degree at the end of year one, most programs award master's degrees at the end of year two (while Fellows are teachers-of-record in the classroom and paid by school districts).
The master's program is clinical in nature with intensive hours spent in classrooms in high-need school districts. Fellows learn to teach through observation, active lesson planning, and teaching in real classrooms very early in their preparation.
Once teacher certification is obtained after the first year of the program, Fellows are then eligible to accept teaching jobs in science and math classrooms in high needs secondary schools or school districts anywhere in the state in which they are completing their master's program.