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America's public school system is not what it used to be, especially for the high school aged children.
Our placement, compared with other developed countries, has been steadily falling over the last few years.
And the areas we are failing in most are science, technology, engineering, and math.
One program, located at www.wwteachingfellowship.org, is taking the initiative and offering qualified candidates a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master’s degree program.
Upon completion of the Master's degree, in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math), the Fellow will commit to a three year teaching position in a high-need school.
The purpose of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is to recruit quality teachers, prepare and train them, then retain them for the high-need schools that so desperately need them.
To be considered a candidate, one must have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 2011 with a 3.0 grade average, and most importantly, be committed to the program.
Once chosen, the Fellow will complete their Master's degree in education and then commit to three years of teaching in a high-need school.
Receiving intensive support and mentoring in the classroom is also an important part of the program.
For those who qualify, this sounds like a win-win situation for all involved.
The teachers get paid to learn, and the students get quality teachers who care.