W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship - Teacher Education

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson
Michigan Teaching Fellowship


About the Program


Program Description

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract and prepare talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics— for high-need teaching jobs in Michigan middle and high schools.

While not a scholarship, fellows receive:

  • A $30,000 stipend
  • Admission to a master’s degree program in education
  • Guidance toward teaching certification
  • Support and mentoring throughout their three-year commitment to teach in an urban or rural school district

Learn more about the prestigious teaching fellowships offered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

As one of six institutions participating across Michigan, Michigan State University will prepare up to 40 post-baccalaureate teaching candidates specifically for careers in urban schools.

The 15-month fellowship at MSU includes summer courses on content and teaching methods and a full-year teaching internship modeled after the university's highly regarded initial teacher certification program. Fellows will complete the requirements for a master's degree in the year which follows certification, while they are being supported by the induction program we have put into place as they enter their first years of being teachers.

Partner School Districts

Michigan State University is partnering with several urban school districts across Michigan to give Fellows critical hands - on experience in the classroom with a mentor teacher and to provide them with the resources and experiences necessary to understand and become an effective urban educator.

Certification Areas

Fellows at MSU may pursue teaching certification in

  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physical Science

Overall Goals

The Kellogg Foundation-Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship has four major goals, which reflect the Michigan State University teacher education faculty’s top priorities:

  • To place teachers in high-need schools
  • To attract outstanding candidates to teaching
  • To prepare teachers for careers in high-need contexts and reduce teacher attrition
  • To improve teacher preparation