December 20, 2007
The Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation— a fellowship to support students who are enrolled in the secondary Masters in teaching program — will fund three cohorts of University of Washington teaching students. With a deep commitment to teachers and to public school students, the University of Washington College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences will collaboratively support 25 qualified teaching fellows from their acceptance through their first three years of teaching in high-need urban and rural public schools.
After a competitive selection process, based on academic qualifications and a proven commitment to working with youth, fellows will undergo rigorous coursework on curriculum design, pedagogy, and classroom management and assessment. During this time, fellows directly benefit from the University of Washington’s strong partnership with nineteen local, high-needs schools; a partnership that improves student learning in these schools and prepares teachers to work effectively in these schools. Academic and clinical faculty will teach WWF fellows to use data on student learning systematically to evaluate their own practice, to build strong, respectful, and supportive relationships with pupils, to focus on issues of equity and access to knowledge, and to approach teaching as a form of continuous intellectual inquiry.
College of Education, University of Washington
Box 353600 Seattle, WA 98195-3600