The WW Teaching Fellowships

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The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania.

The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

The Fellowship

The WW Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship is looking for talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields to teach in high-need Pennsylvania secondary schools in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • admission to a master's degree program at one of three well-established partner universities
  • teacher certification in science or mathematics 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 $32,000 stipend during their first year while completing the master’s degree
  • once Fellows are certified teachers (have completed their master’s degree), they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools
  • after graduation, Fellows commit to teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for three years:
    • PA Fellows who attend the University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University must complete their Fellowship commitment in Foundation-approved public schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP)
    • PA Fellows who attend Duquesne University must complete their Fellowship commitment in Foundation-approved schools in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) or the surrounding area
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of WW Fellows who are intellectual leaders

A few 2021 Fellowships still available. Apply now!

Universities & Eligibility

Partner Universities

Philadelphia Partners

Pittsburg Partners


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 Spring 2021, 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.)

Questions about your eligibility? Email Anna Gallos, Program Associate for Fellow Selection ([email protected]).

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For general program, application, and Fellowship questions please email the WW Teaching Fellowship staff at [email protected].


For more information about the Teaching Fellowship at a particular institution you may contact the appropriate Program Director listed below:

Stories from WW Teaching Fellows in the classroom can be found here and Q&A interviews with current and past Fellows can be found here.

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The Institute for Citizens & Scholars

This new identity reflects the organization’s twin commitments: to strengthen American education and to rebuild a flourishing civil society. Citizens & Scholars is the new name of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

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