Wayne State University

W.K. Kellogg's Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship

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About the program

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship Program at Wayne State University seeks to attract talented, committed men and women with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the STEM disciplines – for teaching positions in high-need Detroit schools. Funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the fellowship use classroom instruction, clinical experiences and mentoring to prepare prospective teachers for their assignments.

At Wayne State University program participants (Fellows) received their teaching certificate through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), a 40-credit hour program, accomplished in two stages. The certification portion of the program comprises 31 credits and takes 13 months to complete. After certification, and while in their first year of teaching (induction), WSU Fellows enrolled in another 9-credit hours, thus completing their MAT in two years. 

The curriculum is strongly clinical, weaving educational theory from courses at the university with clinical practice in partnering schools. Program participates also engage in professional development activities and receive personalized mentoring from teachers and faculty in education and STEM disciplines. After certification Fellows continue to receive mentoring and support from teachers and faculty during their first 3 years of induction in the teaching profession.

Commitment and Advancement

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need urban secondary schools, Fellows are required to teach for a minimum of three years in a high need Detroit school after receiving their teaching license.

More Information

For details about the program, and for application information, contact the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation:

    * Phone: (609) 452-7007 Ext. 141

    * E-mail:   wwteachingfellowship@woodrow.org

For questions related to the program at Wayne State University contact Elsie Babcock at the WSU College of Education:

    * Phone: (313) 577-0902

    * E-mail:  elsiebabcock@wayne.edu