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 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 STEM licensure and the master's degree.
Licensure is available in:
Applicants apply directly to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Applications for the 2013 competition are currently being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is February 15, 2013. All teaching fellows will be selected by early April 2013 and will begin graduate studies in summer 2013.
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.
These costs are binding regardless of whether students are in-state or out-of-state.
|Books||Covered by UD|
|UD Related Fees||Covered by UD|
|Ohio Licensure Related Fees||$700.00|
|Transportation to Clinicals||Variable|
**Based on an assumption of a 4% tuition increase from 2012 to 2013. UD will cover some tuition costs through scholarship dollars.
In addition to the substantial tuition reduction already offered to Woodrow Wilson Fellows, the University of Dayton will also cover the costs for UD related fees and books for the entire program. These costs are approximately $2,000 per student.
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 $12,300.00, regardless of whether the student is or is not an Ohio resident.
Praxis II Exam
The University of Dayton Woodrow Wilson Dayton Teaching Fellowship Program is requiring that Fellows take the Praxis II exam in their primary content area during summer 2013. The Praxis II content knowledge exam is required for licensure in the state of Ohio. This is a paper-and-pencil exam that is offered seven times a year at locations around the country, including the Dayton region. The Praxis dates for 2013 are:
- January 28, 2013
- April 13, 2013
- June 8, 2013
- July 20, 2013
Required Content Areas and Passing Scores
- For life science licensure, take Praxis II exam #0235, Biology: Content Knowledge. The passing score is 148.
- For chemistry licensure, take Praxis II exam #0245, Chemistry: Content Knowledge. The passing score is 152.
- For mathematics licensure, take Praxis II exam #0061, Mathematics: Content Knowledge. The passing score is 139.
- For physics licensure, take Praxis II exam #0265, Physics: Content Knowledge. The passing score is 132.
The ETS website offers preparation materials and resources to help you develop a study plan. Research has found that those who study for this exam have a much higher passing rate than those who sit for the exam without preparation.
Courses and Modules
Summer Session II (Total: 10 credits)
Course: Content Literacy (3 credits)
Course: Diversity and Working with Diverse Student Populations (3 credits)
Course: Action Research, EDT 660 (3 credits)
Practicum Experience (1 credit)
Fall (Total: 10 credits)
Course: Special Methods I (3 credits)
Clinical Practicum II: Teaching High Poverty Student Populations &Classroom Management (3 credits)
Course: Human Development (3 credits)**
Practicum Experience (1 credit)
Spring (Total: 9 credits)
Course: Special Methods II & STEM lesson design (3 credits)
Clinical Practicum III: Student Teaching and Classroom Management…In addition, students will be expected to compose a edTPA Portfolio as part of the Clinical practicum III. (6 credits)
Practicum Experience (0 credits)
Summer Session I (Total: 9 credits)
Course: Educational Foundations and Professional Ethics/ Comparative Education (3 credits)
Course: Action Research II and Using Data to Inform Practice, EDT 667 (3 credits).
Externship: Students have the entire summer to complete the academic work. (3 credits)*
Total Credits: 38 credits
* Option 1: Students may substitute EDT 500 for the externship if they have over five years of work experience in a STEM related job. Option 2: with the approval of either Dr. Hunn (Science) or Dr. Herrelko (Mathematics) they may also select an appropriate content area course that addresses an agreed upon disciplinary content deficit. The course must be one that can be counted for graduate credit.
Thomas J. Lasley II, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Learn to Earn Dayton