Woodrow Wilson Fellowship


Mercer University is one of five institutions selected to participate in the Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship, supported by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. Georgia is the fifth state overall – and the first in the South – to join this growing national initiative that seeks to both increase the supply of outstanding teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and change how they are prepared to teach.

The opportunity to partner with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to establish a fellowship program at Mercer will serve to enhance our already proven commitment to inspiring students to use their gifts and talents in service to others. Mercer will receive a $400,000 grant to develop a master's-level teacher preparation program that will offer Fellows a rigorous yearlong experience in local school classrooms. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation will create and administer the fellowship program, with in-state coordination by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and support from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. 


The Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship is being offered to 12 graduates in STEM fields: 

  • The Fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend and 50% tuition reduction. 
  • Fellows completing the four-semester program will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and secondary certification (6-12) in biology, chemistry, math, earth science, or physics. 
  • The first cohort of Woodrow Wilson Fellows begins May 23, 2016.

For more information about the fellowship program, contact Dr. Sharon Murphy Augustine at augustine_sm@mercer.edu

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education – STEM >

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