The Center for Life Beyond Reed

WW Teaching Fellowship

Apply through Independent Application Process

Internal Deadline: none - see website for annual deadlines, typically November and February

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The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania.

The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • admission to a master’s degree program at one of two well-established partner universities
    teacher certification in science or mathematics education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $32,000 stipend during their first year while completing the master’s degree
  • once Fellows are certified teachers (have completed their master’s degree), they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools
  • after graduation, Fellows commit to teaching in a high-need urban secondary school for three years:
    • PA Fellows who attend the University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University must complete their Fellowship commitment in a Citizens & Scholars-approved public high-need school in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of C&S Fellows who are intellectual leaders


The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:

  • have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math)
  • demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals
  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • have attained, or expect to attain by the spring following submission of the fellowship application, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.)
  • a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)

Application Procedure

See website for application details.