The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowships

2014-15 Woodrow Wilson Fellows

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.

Meet the Fellows

Source:  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation