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University & Career Partnership with The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation












City Year is proud to partner with the Woodrow Wilson National 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 chances for being selected for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning.


About the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

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 $32,000 stipend to complete an intensive yearlong master's degree program in teaching at one of Woodrow Wilson’s partner universities in Pennsylvania. This year, the partner universities are University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, and West Chester University. Upon completion of the master’s program, Fellows commit to three years of teaching at a high-need urban or rural secondary school and receive intensive mentoring from teacher leaders and veteran teachers during this formative time.


Fellows who continue to teach beyond the commitment are eligible for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (of up to $4,000 a year) and the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (of up to $17,500). 

How to apply to the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Check the eligibility requirements of the program before starting an application.
  • Access the WW Teaching Fellowship’s admissions website and apply online.
  • City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume.


About the Woodrow Wilson Graduate School of Teaching and Learning

The Woodrow Wilson Graduate School of Teaching and Learning is an innovative new graduate school of education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, created in collaboration with MIT, that prepares outstanding individuals for successful careers as educators.

The Graduate School’s competency-based curriculum gives teacher candidates a series of challenges based on issues that teachers face in real classrooms. To solve them, teacher candidates must demonstrate a specific set of skills, knowledge, and dispositions to lead their own classroom successfully from day one. Teacher candidates move towards graduation at their own pace as they master the core competencies.

The program is open to prospective teacher candidates who hold baccalaureate degrees in math, science, and related fields, from recent grads to second-career candidates. Graduates earn a master’s in education degree (M.Ed.) and are recommended for teacher licensure in high school biology, high school chemistry, or middle or high school mathematics.

Tuition for the 2020 class has been set at $27,000. Generous financial aid and scholarships are available. Click here for more information. City Year alumni will receive a $5,000 tuition reduction for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

 

How to apply to the WW Graduate School

  • Check the eligibility requirements of the program before starting an application.
  • Access the WW Foundation’s application portal to start an application. Select the WW Graduate School as your program of choice.
  • City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume.


Contact the WW Foundation

  • Contact Martina Abat Tang, Program Assistant for Online Recruitment, with any questions at abattang@woodrow.org.


Note to currently serving AmeriCorps 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.


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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