About the program
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship Program at Wayne State University seeks to attract talented, committed men and women with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the STEM disciplines – for teaching positions in high-need Detroit schools. Funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the fellowship use classroom instruction, clinical experiences and mentoring to prepare prospective teachers for their assignments.
Successful applicants will be drawn from undergraduates and recent graduates, professionals desiring a career change, displaced professionals in STEM fields, and retirees who have majored in or had careers in STEM fields.
At Wayne State University program participants (Fellows) receive their teaching certificate through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), a 40-credit hour program, accomplished in two stages. The certification portion of the program comprises 31 credits and takes 13 months to complete. After certification, and while in their first year of teaching (induction), WSU Fellows enroll in another 9-credit hours, thus completing their MAT in two years.
The curriculum is strongly clinical, weaving educational theory from courses at the university with clinical practice in partnering schools. Program participates also engage in professional development activities and receive personalized mentoring from teachers and faculty in education and STEM disciplines. After certification Fellows continue to receive mentoring and support from teachers and faculty during their first 3 years of induction in the teaching profession.
Stipend and Scholarship
Fellowship participants receive a $30,000.00 stipend from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, a $6,000.00 scholarship from Wayne State University, and additional financial aid from WSU for which they qualify.
The cost of a 3-credit graduate course at WSU during the 2011-12 academic year is $1,852.95. Therefore, the 31-credit hour certification portion of the program will cost approximately $17,300.00, with an additional $5,000.00 to complete the MAT program. As a result, the total cost of the program will be about $22,300.00.
Qualified applicants will:
* demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
* have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
* have attained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university by the time the program begins;
* have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; and have achieved a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not use a 4.0 scale)
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Commitment and Advancement
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need urban secondary schools, Fellows are required to teach for a minimum of three years in a high need Detroit school after receiving their teaching license.
For details about the program, and for application information, contact the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation:
* Phone: (609) 452-7007 Ext. 141
* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions related to the program at Wayne State University contact Dr. Maria M. Ferreira at the WSU College of Education:
* Phone: (313) 577-6370
* E-mail: email@example.com