That's right! If you are a recent college graduate or career changer in what's known as the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), and want to receive your Master's degree in Teacher Education for FREE, then keep reading!
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship will award you a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master's degree program from one of fourteen participating universities. The purpose of this fellowship is to recruit, prepare and retail wonderful teachers for the students and schools who need them most.
I actually attained my teaching certification through a similar program. Since I graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in Genetics, all I needed in order to become a Science teacher was the money to go back to school for one year and obtain my teaching certification. I was actually awarded almost $18,000 to attend LeTourneau University and I then taught at a Title I school for the next 5 years in order to receive the stipend. It was a great experience and also helped me to give back to my community in the process. I absolutely LOVED teaching and the feeling that I was making a change in children's lives for the better.
In order to qualify for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, you must
- Have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 2011.
- Have graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals.
You will then be required to do the following:
- Complete a field-based master’s degree in teacher education.
- Commit to teach for at least three years in a high-need school.
- Receive intensive support and mentoring in the classroom.
That's it! Pretty good deal, huh?
For more information or to fill out an application, please visit: www.wwteachingfellowship.org
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Woodrow Wilson. All opinions are 100% mine.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!