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We all know the importance of education in improving the quality of life and there’s no better way to promote high-levels of learning in every classroom than to provide high quality educators. However, the need for teachers is continually rising especially in high-need areas. The Business-Higher Education Forum even projected that about 280,000 new math and science teachers will be needed in America’s public school classrooms by 2015.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation meets this challenge through it’s Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program. This program aims to recruit and draw new talent into the teaching profession, strengthen science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) education and increase high school graduation and college attendance rates, improve the quality of teacher preparation and retain effective and high quality teachers in the field.
Eligible applicants include those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 2011 with a 3.0 or higher GPA and who also show a commitment to the program and its goals. Aside from the $30,000 stipend, they will be admitted to a master’s degree program at a participating university, preparing them for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school. They will be given support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment, guided toward a teaching certification and guaranteed a lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.
For more information or to fill out an application, please visit: www.wwteachingfellowship.org. Deadline for application is September 1, 2010.
You can also check out the following video to learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships.