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Grand Valley State University    
  Feb 22, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows Program

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship Program at GVSU results in a Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Secondary Level Education and secondary certification in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics or earth/space science. Applicants to this program apply on-line, are interviewed, and recommended to the university by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Accepted applicants enter GVSU’S unique cutting-edge teacher education program specifically designed to prepare secondary mathematics and science teachers who are skilled in meeting the needs of students in Michigan’s high need secondary schools. Throughout their intensive, year-long teacher education program, Fellows will participate in clinical experiences in the Grand Rapids, Godfrey Lee, and Muskegon Public Schools.

This Experimental Option for the Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Secondary Level Education combined with Secondary Certification and Endorsement in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth/Space Science includes 29 credits prior to certification and 6 additional credits to complete the M.Ed degree. In addition to coursework, the program requires involvement in clinical settings throughout the program. It also requires successfully passing the Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification in basic skills and endorsement content, as well as other certification requirements e.g. background checks, first aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogen training, TB tests.

Summer Coursework

 In addition to program orientation, the inquiry project and clinical placements during the first summer in the program includes:

Fall Coursework

In addition to daily clinical placements in partner district secondary schools, Fall coursework includes:

Winter Coursework

Winter coursework in addition to full-time clinical placements in partner district secondary schools includes:

Second Spring/Summer Session

During the second spring/summer semester, Fellows will take one course toward a master’s degree.

In the second year of the program, it is anticipated that Fellows will begin employment as mathematics or science teachers in Michigan’s high-need secondary schools. After completing their first year of teaching, Fellows will complete a master’s project or thesis, which completes the master’s degree.