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ERIC Number: ED570933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Improving Michigan STEM Teachers and Teaching: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship successfully addressed the challenge of preparing and supporting effective teachers for Michigan's high-need classrooms, while helping transform teacher education across the state for the long term. This report analyzes the efforts of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship, which began in the state in 2010 with the generous financial support of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Woodrow Wilson selected and worked closely with six Michigan universities that demonstrated the capacity, willingness, and leadership to create model teacher education programs--rigorous, highly selective, clinically-based programs integrating disciplinary content and pedagogical instruction. Partner universities in the state included Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University. Teaching Fellows completed their clinical experiences in school districts across the state, including Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Comstock, Detroit, Godwin Heights, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Lincoln, and Ypsilanti. The analysis found that W. K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows were placed in some of the state's most challenging teaching assignments, while bringing more subject matter expertise to Michigan classrooms than did their peers. Fully 100 percent of Woodrow Wilson Fellows hold a Michigan STEM license. By contrast, just 87 percent of new Michigan teachers statewide who taught core STEM classes have STEM licenses. The six partner universities met all 11 of the 11 standards set by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for their transformed programs. As the formal W. K. Kellogg-Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program concludes, each of the six partner universities demonstrate how the transformation project will be continued in ongoing teacher education efforts. The following are appended: (1) WW Teaching Fellows Partnership Expectations; and (2) About the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543. Tel: 609-452-7007; Fax: 609-452-0066; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A