The Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship
October 23, 2016
First 2017 application deadline
November 29, 2016
Second 2017 application deadline
February 26, 2017
Final 2017 application deadline
The Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need New Jersey secondary schools.
Major funders for the Fellowship include the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, M. Brian and Sandy Maher, the Overdeck Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the PSEG Foundation, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Educational Testing Service, the William E. Simon Foundation, and Jennifer A. Chalsty, the Carnegie Corporation of NY, the Fournier Family Foundation, the Taub Foundation, and the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association, with additional funding from a number of other foundations and philanthropists.
The Teaching Fellowship includes:
- admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university
- teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
- 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 science or math classroom
- a $30,000 stipend (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
- support from a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
- lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:
- • have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits 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 1, 2017, 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.)
- • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships program also requires candidates to take and submit a score report for the appropriate state-required teaching licensure examination. Please see “Testing Requirements” section for more details.
Questions about your eligibility? Email Betsy Kostendt, Program Assistant for Fellow Selection ([email protected]).
Teacher Certification Areas
The following is a guide to the teacher certification areas offered at each partner institution.
|Partner University||Certification Areas Offered|
|Montclair State University||Biology
Optional online ESL certification
Optional Special Education Certification*
*additional tuition may apply
|The College of New Jersey||Biology
|William Paterson University||Biology
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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships Team
For general program, application, and Fellowship questions please email the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship staff at [email protected].
Partner University Contacts
For more information about the Teaching Fellowship at a particular institution you may contact the appropriate program director listed below:
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Second 2016 application deadline
Final 2016 application deadline
Upcoming Events & Webinars
Admissions Process Webinar
A Day in the Life of a Fellow/Mentoring Webinar
(in alphabetical order)
Partner School Districts
(in alphabetical order)
- Bridgeton Public Schools
- Burlington City Public Schools
- Camden City School District
- Ewing Township Public Schools
- Glassboro Public Schools
- Hamilton Public Schools
- Manchester Regional High School, Haledon
- Millville Public Schools
- The Newark Public Schools
- New Brunswick Public Schools
- The Orange Public Schools
- Pennsauken Public Schools
- Passaic City Public Schools
- Paterson Public Schools
- Pemberton Township Schools
- Trenton Public Schools
- Union City Public Schools
- Vineland Public Schools