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I'm sure all of us will agree that providing our children with the best education possible is one of the greatest thing one can do for your child. How do we do that? One of the most effective ways to get a generation of college ready high school graduates is to have excellent educators in every classroom today.However, unfortunately, this is not the scenario in our classrooms today. Did you know that in high-need schools, as many as 1/3 of all students have at least one teacher without even a college minor in the subject taught? The need for teachers (especially in high need disciplines) continues to grow rapidly each day. If this trend continues, it is projected that by 2015, over 280,000 new math and science teachers will be needed in America’s public school classrooms.
Guess what? YOU could be the answer to this problem and play a part in changing the lives of many young people across America. Are you a recent college graduate? Someone looking for a career change? A retiree or even a stay at home mom. Do you have a strong background in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)? Are you passionate about wanting to teach and impact lives of young Americans? If you answer is yes to the above, then you might be a good candidate for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.
What's that, you might ask. Well, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. What it does is provide recent college graduates and career changers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math) with a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master’s degree program at one of fourteen participating universities. Among some of the participating universities are Purdue University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University and University of Indianapolis. Competitive candidates would need to have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 2011 with a 3.0 GPA or higher. They would also need to demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals. Once selected, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows become lifelong members of a national network of intellectual leaders. They would get the opportunity to complete a field-based master’s degree in teacher education. Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows then will have to teach for at least three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools, contingent on completing their master’s degree program and attaining their teaching license. They would also receive intensive support and mentoring in the classroom.
Do you think that you would be a good candidate for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship? If so, head over to www.wwteachingfellowship.org for more information and to fill out an application. Better hurry. Apply now for the September 1 deadline! Remember, you can Change the World by Changing Theirs. Become a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow!