Metro Detroit TRUE Project

TRUE Overview

Metro Detroit TRUE Project is an accelerated graduate level certification and residency program for recent graduates and mid-career professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or computer science (CS) fields.

TRUE Benefits

  • Earn a master's degree and teaching certification in secondary math or science in 18 months
  • Receive a living stipend
  • Obtain mentoring support throughout the program and for two years post graduation
  • Pathway to a rewarding new career in math or science teaching 

TRUE Commitment

  • One school year residency in Detroit Public School Community District or Dearborn Public Schools
  • 18-month innovative graduate level coursework
  • 3-year commitment to teaching in DPSCD or DPS
  • Ongoing support for new teachers

TRUE Eligibility 

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Have a background in STEM or CS
  • Have a desire to make a difference in student learning 

TRUE Impact

  • Highly qualified, diverse teachers who bring innovative STEM and CS learning to students in DPSCD and DPS 
  • Improved academic achievement in STEM and CS

TRUE Partners

Wayne State University Logo

US Department of Education

Michigan Department of Education

Wayne Regional Education Service Agency

Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Dearborn Public Stores

The Engineering Society of Detroit Logo

We are here… Warrior TRUE

Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence

For more information, contact:

Sarah Schrag, Project Coordinator
Metro Detroit TRUE Project

Division of Teacher Education, Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

TRUEProject@wayne.edu  |  313-577-0904