The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowships
About the Fellowships
- The goals of the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowships are to:
- attract the very best candidates to teaching;
- put strong teachers into high-need schools;
- cut teacher attrition and retain top teachers; and
- transform university-based teacher education
- The Fellowships recruit teachers—both recent college graduates and career changers—with strong backgrounds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
- Each WW Ohio Teaching Fellow receives a $30,000 Fellowship to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program, as preparation to teach in high-need urban or rural secondary schools.
- Fellows commit to teach for three years, with ongoing mentoring.
- Universities agree to redesign their teacher education programs.
- Ohio launched its Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in 2010. Funding comes from Choose Ohio First, Race to the Top, and a consortium of private funders.
- This year’s group is the inaugural class (or cohort) of Fellows in Ohio.
About the Selection Process
- Selection includes screening of applications at the Foundation, a full-day interview process driven by a team of veteran STEM teachers based in Ohio, and a careful admissions review by the partner universities.
Source: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation