The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need Ohio secondary schools. The fellowship program is designed to transform teacher preparation programs and bring new talent into classrooms to address significant shortages of mathematics and science teachers. The objective is to educate Ohioans for STEM teaching roles in high-need rural and urban public schools.
Chancellor Jim Petro was joined by president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Arthur Levine to announce the expansion of the Ohio program. Also participating in the announcement were several of the non-traditional teacher candidates who are now beginning intensive training in this program, with expectations to teach secondary school students next year.