Chancellor Jim Petro announced on Thursday the 2012 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows. These Fellows have been accepted into the program at seven Ohio colleges as high-quality math and science teacher candidates for high-need Ohio schools. Of the 14 Fellows, four are representatives of AICUO member-colleges, John Carroll University (Megan Evans and Alicia Rogers) and University of Dayton (Madeline Dunfee and Brandon Towns).
Partner universities in the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships have redesigned teacher preparation to prepare teachers in local classrooms, the way physicians learn in hospitals and attorneys in law offices. Programs also emphasize specific teaching approaches for the STEM fields. After a year of classroom-based preparation, Fellows commit to teach for at least three years in a high-need Ohio school, with ongoing support and mentoring.
The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (the STEMM fields) who will prepare for math and science teaching positions in the state’s urban and rural schools. For a factsheet on the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship, visit www.ohiohighered.org/woodrow.