Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship at Georgia State University seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Georgia secondary schools. Georgia State University, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, offers the M.A.T. major in Mathematics Education and in Science Education as pathways to initial teacher certification for individuals who have an interest in teaching Mathematics or Science at the secondary level (grades 6-12). The first cohort of Georgia State Fellows will begin in June 2016.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship at Georgia State University includes:
- Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Mathematics or Science
- 100 percent tuition;
- Teacher certification in biology, chemistry, earth/space science, mathematics, physics, or science (broad field) grades 6-12;
- Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a mathematics or science classroom;
- $30,000 stipend (Note: Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.);
- Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment;
- Opportunity to work with accomplished faculty and outstanding mentor teachers in mathematics or science education;
- Support of a cohort of Woodrow Wilson Fellows passionate about mathematics and science education; and
- Lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:
- Have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math);
- Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
- Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
- Have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2015, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.);
- A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.).
Potential Partner School Districts
Atlanta Public Schools
Fulton County Schools
Georgia State contact
Christine D. Thomas, project director