Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship is a new program to attract, train and ultimately retain talented science and mathematics teachers in high-needs Ohio high schools, especially Dayton Public Schools. It is specifically designed for talented, committed individuals with degrees and/or significant work experience in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.

Through the Fellowship, recipients receive a $30,000 stipend and admission to a one-year, innovative, clinically-based Master of Science in Education and Health Sciences degree program that results in mathematics or science licensure for grades 7 through 12. The program also offers a 50 percent reduced tuition rate for all courses required for licensure in STEM areas and the master's degree. 

Licensure is available in: 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Depending on level of academic preparation, candidates may be able to pursue multiple licensure areas.

Please visit the Department of Teacher Education website >>

Admission requirements

Applicants apply directly to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Applications for the 2014-2015 competition are currently being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to winter 2014 weather, the final application deadline has been extended to March 14, 2014.

Applications will only be accepted online and through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. You should not apply separately or submit any supporting documentation to a partner university.

Anticipated Expenses

These costs are binding regardless of whether students are in-state or out-of-state.

Tuition $10,800.00 (represents half of tuition)
Books  Fellows receive up to a $2,000 book stipend.
Fees $1,000
Ohio License Fee   $200.00
Transportation to Clinicals  Variable
Total $14,000.00


These expenses are based on current tuition costs and book and fee expenses. The actual amounts may be slightly higher or lower than outlined above but the total anticipated expenses for any student who participates in the program should not exceed $14,000.00, regardless of whether the student is or is not an Ohio resident. 

Licensure Exams for Ohio

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to take the required state-mandated exams for their area of licensure BEFORE they begin their Woodrow Wilson coursework at the University of Dayton.

For more information on the required exams for mathematics and the sciences, please visit the State of Ohio Department of Education website, and search for Educator License Exams >>

For information on licensure exam preparation or for information about the exams that you are required to take, Fellows are also encouraged to contact the following:

Dr. Janet Herrelko (for mathematics)
jherrelko1@udayton.edu
937-229-3037

Dr. Diana Hunn (for sciences)
dhunn1@udayton.edu
937-229-3422