Are you thinking about pursuing a teaching career? Do you want to continue your education toward a master’s degree? If you’re like many Americans, you may be hesitant to change careers due to the current economy. You may also be worried about pursuing a master’s due to the hefty price tag attached to the degree. However, there are several great scholarships and fellowship programs that may help ease the transition into teaching jobs and the financial burden of going back to school for your master’s.
If you have a background in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields) you can apply online for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. This unique fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend toward a master’s degree program at one of seventeen select universities throughout the mid-west, including Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The program accepts applicants from current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have been employed in, or majored in, STEM fields.
Winners of the fellowship program will have the opportunity to enroll in a full-time master’s program with a focus on students in high-poverty urban or rural schools. The program consists of a combination of intense coursework and “clinical” training, professional development and hands-on experience in urban or rural schools three to give days per week.