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Career Partnership with The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation


City Year is proud to partner with the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation so our alumni can continue to make a difference in classrooms and in the lives of students. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.
City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.


Background


The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits the nation's best and brightest recent college graduates and career changers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math) with a generous stipend ($30,000) to complete an intensive yearlong master's degree program in teaching at one of Woodrow Wilson’s partner universities in Georgia or New Jersey. Fellows then commit to three years of teaching at a high-need urban or rural school and receive intensive mentoring from teacher leaders and veteran teachers during this formative time.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow and serving a year with City Year strengthens a candidate's application and chances for being selected as a teacher.

Click here to learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program.




Why Become a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow?

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to put their math and science expertise to work for the young people who need them most, giving high-need middle- and high-school students a better chance at rewarding careers and fully engaged lives. Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows also do much more: Through cutting-edge programs, they ready themselves for full careers as educators and help set new standards for tomorrow's teachers. Created under the guidance of Arthur Levine—current President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and former President of Teachers College, Columbia University—these Teaching Fellowships combine some of the nation's best practices in teacher education, helping prepare Fellows for long-term success in the classroom.

 

Why Become a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow?

 

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to put their math and science expertise to work for the young people who need them most, giving high-need middle- and high-school students a better chance at rewarding careers and fully engaged lives. Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows also do much more: Through cutting-edge programs, they ready themselves for full careers as educators and help set new standards for tomorrow's teachers. Created under the guidance of Arthur Levine—current President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and former President of Teachers College, Columbia University—these Teaching Fellowships combine some of the nation's best practices in teacher education, helping prepare Fellows for long-term success in the classroom.

 

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships offer:

·         Generous stipend ($30,000)

·         An intensive yearlong master's degree program in teaching at one of Woodrow Wilson’s partner universities in Georgia or New Jersey.

·         Ongoing mentoring support throughout a three-year teaching commitment

 

How the Fellowship works:

·         Fellows are admitted into a master's degree program at a well-established partner university.

·         Each Fellow receives a generous stipend. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)

·         Fellows complete a field-based master's degree program in teacher education, as well as obtain teacher certification in one of the STEM fields.

·         All Fellows spend one full school year in extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school prior to becoming the teacher-of-record.

·         Fellows commit to teaching for at least three years in a high-need school.

·         Fellows receive intensive support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment.

·         Fellows become lifelong members in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.

 

Competitive candidates will:

·         Have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field.

·         Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

·         Have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 30, 2016 (or its international equivalent).

·         Have graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

·         Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals.

 

Click on the link for more information on our Georgia or New Jersey partner institutions.


To Apply

For more information about the application process, please click here

Note to currently serving corps members: Pay close attention to start dates to avoid conflict with your City Year graduation. Please compare the Start Date for the Teaching Fellows program(s) in which you are interested to your City Year graduation date. Corps members must avoid Teaching Fellows programs with a conflict, since being accepted into a program that starts before your City Year graduation means ending your term of service with City Year and losing your Education Award.


To identify your affiliation with City Year

City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact Neema Ndiba, Admissions Counselor at wwteachingfellowship@woodrow.org with any questions.


Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in consultant with university partners. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in the program must complete the full application process.

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