- U-M School of Education Participates in Statewide Program to Prepare Teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
U-M has been selected to participate in a Michigan fellowship program that will help prepare 240 new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers over two years beginning in 2011. Jennifer Granholm announced the state program - called the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship - in a press conference on January 6. U-M president Mary Sue Coleman, Deborah Ball, and university presidents from the other five participating schools also spoke at the event. A partner in President Obama's national "Educate to Innovate" campaign, the Fellowship seeks to counteract Michigan's critical shortage of teachers in the STEM subjects. Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend toward a master's degree in education at participating universities and will study a curriculum that is rooted in STEM subject matter in addition to teaching skills. Upon graduation, fellows will be placed in hard-to-staff Michigan middle and high school districts for a minimum of three years. The Kellogg Foundation estimates that approximately 90,000 students at high-need schools will receive a high-quality education from the Fellows during their first three years in the classroom.
go to the Lansing State Journal website read an article on the Fellowship announcement »
go to the U-M website to read a press release on the Fellowship announcement »