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The Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship

  • October 17, 2017
    First 2018 application deadline

  • November 30, 2017
    Second 2018 application deadline

  • January 31, 2018
    Final 2018 application deadline

Mission

The Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship 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.

Fellowship Details

The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • admission to a master's degree program at one of two well-established partner university recruiting for 2018
  • 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 of 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

Eligibility

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 30, 2018, 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

The following is a guide to the teacher certification areas offered at each partner institution.

Partner University Certification Areas Offered
Georgia State University Secondary (grades 6–12):
Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Mathematics
Physics
Science (broad field)
Mercer University Secondary (grades 6–12):
Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Mathematics
Physics

Contacts

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:

For more information about the WW Teaching Fellowship program in other states, click here.

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