The Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship (WWNJTF) seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds—including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees—into teaching in high-need secondary schools.
The William Paterson University College of Education, in partnership with the University's College of Science and Health, has a long history of preparing excellent science and math teachers, particularly for high-need districts. All teacher education programs at William Paterson University are nationally accredited.
The Colleges and their partners in the Paterson and Passaic school district are pleased to offer yearlong residencies to Woodrow Wilson Teaching New Jersey Fellows, including $30,000 stipends to support their residencies and attainment of master's degrees and teaching certification, and $10,000 to offset tuition and fees.
In exchange for this support, Fellows will commit to teaching in a high-need urban or rural school in New Jersey for three years, with ongoing mentoring support during this period. Click here for Required Tests.
The 15-month program, which leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, will include:
- A collaboratively designed and co-taught program with University colleagues in education, math, and science, and with school partners
- Modular coursework, which emphasizes a flipped classroom mode.
- A cohort model (middle and secondary mathematics; middle and secondary science)
- Integration of positive heavier supports
- Technology infused/integrated instruction
- A yearlong residency (with weekly seminars) in diverse, high-need districts and collaborative support in clinical experiences from the College of Science and Health, the College of Education, and school partners
- Mentoring before and after program completion
- High-quality double mentoring during the program (school and University)
- High-quality mentoring throughout the induction period
- Additional focus on support for special population: English language learners, blingual, special education (including gifted and talented)
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Schools/Districts Working with William Paterson University
William Paterson University has long partnered with middle and high schools in two of its professional development school districts: the Paterson Public Schools (enrollment 29,824) and the Passaic City Public Schools (enrollment 14,546). Both districts, located in high-need urban areas, have a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced price lunches, as well as a high percentage of households in which a language other than English is spoken. These partnerships embody the power of university/school collaborations and provide state-of-the-art thinking about teacher preparation.
To apply online, visit www.woodrow.org/STEM
For more information on this program contact:
WWNJTF@wpunj.edu · 973.720.2132