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The Woodrow Wilson New Mexico MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership

  • University of New Mexico
    Nomination deadline: February 24, 2017
    Application deadline: April 1, 2017

  • New Mexico State University
    Nomination deadline: February 10,  2017

Mission

The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The goal: to address the United States’ twin educational achievement gaps—the one between the nation’s lowest performing and its best schools, as well as the one between the nation’s best schools and their top international competitors. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring all American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders. Learn more in this downloadable overview (PDF) of the program.

The Fellowship

  • Fellows will receive a stipend to cover tuition for the MBA program and other expenses (see NMSU and UNM pages for details).
  • Fellows must be nominated by a local education leader/colleague before they are eligible to apply.
  • They attend a designated campus in the participating states (currently Indiana, New Mexico, and Wisconsin) and pursue their preparation in school districts partnering with those campuses.
  • They will be required to serve as principals in the identified schools for at least three years.
  • The Fellowship program will provide specialized preparation in areas such as leadership, finance, human resources, organizational change—all focusing on education.
  • The program will require 13 to 24 months of full-time study, depending on the institution.

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