WW Teaching Fellowship

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 Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are college seniors, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have a degree or an extensive academic background in STEM. 

Early Deadline:  November 2, 2021

Final Deadline:  February 15, 2022

Register for an online info session here.

The Fellowship

The WW Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship is looking for talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields to teach in high-need Pennsylvania secondary schools in Philadelphia. 

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 

Partner Universities & Certification Areas

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education 
Secondary (grades 7–12):
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
STEM (grades 4-8) 

West Chester University Philadelphia 
Secondary (grades 7–12):
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics 

CONTACT US

Eligibility

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 Spring 2022, 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.) 

2021 WW PA Teaching Fellows

Duquesne University  

Erin Bair ǀ Colorado Springs, CO  
Isabel Johnston ǀ Cape Elizabeth, ME
Lauren Klemme ǀ Lincoln, NE  
Lindsey McDivitt ǀ Johnsonburg, PA  
Jenna Nold ǀ Natrona Heights, PA  
Rachel Radke ǀ Pittsburgh, PA  
Michael Veltre ǀ Gibsonia, PA  
Daniel Walton ǀ The Woodlands, TX  
Kaylen Woods ǀ Hermitage, PA      

 

University of Pennsylvania

Ashley Mae Bernardo ǀ Moraga, CA
Veronica Chua ǀ Barrigada, Guam  
Zoe Finkelstein ǀ Cornwall on Hudson, NY
Ryan Herlihy ǀ Dennisville, NJ  
Zachary Herz ǀ Queens, NY
Anna Hightower ǀ West Islip, NY  
Wei Jiang ǀ New York City, NY  
Jonquil Jonathan ǀ Seattle, WA  
Alexander Kruszewski ǀ Fairfax County, VA  
Kristal Marcano ǀ Worcester, MA
Charlie Neibel ǀ Philadelphia, PA  
Roman Savedra ǀ San Diego, CA  
Olivia Sipler ǀ Weatherly, PA   

West Chester University 

Rachel Bookman ǀ Bryn Mawr, PA  
Ivan Juarez ǀ Atlanta, GA  
Daniel Kahn ǀ Middletown, NJ  
Joshua Kugel ǀ New Sewickley, PA 
Rodney Landis ǀ Philadelphia, PA 
Emily Ledesma ǀ Catasauqua, PA  
Samira Mack ǀ Baltimore, MD  
Ivan Matos ǀ Fayetteville, NC  
Joseph McGinnis ǀ West Chester, PA  
George Migias ǀ Exton, PA  
Despina Nakos ǀ Upper Darby, PA  
Michael O’Brien ǀ Cooper City, FL  
Nikita Patel ǀ Yorktown Heights, NY  
Daniel Shahar ǀ Philadelphia, PA  
Eden Thomas ǀ Chadds Ford, PA  
Samantha Van Note ǀ Albuquerque, NM  
Hannah Wilkins ǀ Skiatook, OK  
Ashley Young ǀ Philadelphia, PA  

Frequently Asked Questions

A: The WW Teaching Fellowship offers recent graduates and career changers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) a stipend to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program, in exchange for a commitment to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. The Fellowship is currently recruiting in Pennsylvania and has prepared more than 1200 teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, the program provides Fellows with a $32,000 stipend to help offset the cost of tuition and living expenses during a year of full-time master’s study and to help support Fellows in their preparation for teaching, including in-depth classroom experience, at one of several partner universities and their teacher education programs. Fellows attend classes and complete their clinical year as a cohort with other STEM Teaching Fellows. 

Successful Fellows are eligible for teacher certification at the end of the second summer of full-time master’s coursework. Once certified, Fellows are able to seek employment in a high-need school. University partners provide mentoring and support throughout the three-year Fellowship period. 

A: The WW Teaching Fellowship features several components of effective teacher preparation, including these: 

  • • Immediate immersion and ongoing support. Fellows teach in schools with high-need student populations as soon as they begin their master’s study. From the start of the program, Fellows will receive mentoring and support from experienced teachers and teacher leaders in their schools or districts, as well as from their universities 
  • • Highly selective admission. The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to increase the quality of teaching candidates entering the profession, not just the quantity. As a prestigious pathway to teaching for gifted undergraduates and accomplished career changers, the Fellowship will bring new talent into teaching, elevate the profession, and provide the preparation and ongoing support needed for success in the classroom. 
  • • Excellent, paid preparation. The Teaching Fellowship offers Fellows a stipend to pursue a high-quality master’s degree in teaching. Ideally, the stipend will allow Fellows to offset the cost of tuition, attendance, and living costs. 
  • • Skills to hit the ground running. By the time WW Teaching Fellows enter their own classrooms as full-time teachers of record, they have already spent an entire year in a classroom. During their year of master’s study and clinical practice, Fellows observe and teach. The hallmark of being a WW Teaching Fellow is preparation to hit the ground running. . 
  • • A launch pad for a lifetime teaching career. While WW Teaching Fellows make a three-year commitment to teach in high-need schools, the high-quality preparation and support that the Fellowship provides is designed to position Fellows for a sustained and successful career in teaching. The Fellowship is not intended as a short-term Peace Corps-like experience. Rather, it is a launch pad for development and professional growth that will help shape a new generation of outstanding educators and leaders in high-need classrooms. 
  • • An approach to improving teacher education. The Fellowship is more than a scholarship program. It simultaneously seeks to transform teacher education while preparing future leaders in the teaching profession. The program provides participating universities with resources to develop model programs that prepare teachers in math- and science-related fields. While there is no one WW teacher education model, Citizens & Scholars works with carefully selected universities on a broad range of areas, including redesigning curricula; improving clinical classroom experiences in schools to help teacher candidates succeed; and assessing candidates’ performance in the classroom. In the long term, this approach may lead to the adoption of more rigorous teacher education standards nationwide. 

A: 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 Spring 2022, 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. 

Questions about your eligibility? Email Anna Gallos, Program Associate for Selection and Program Administration  (gallos@citizensandscholars.org)

A: No, but the three-year teaching commitment must be fulfilled at an approved in-state, high-need secondary school. In Pennsylvania, this means Fellows who attend the University of Pennsylvania or West Chester University must obtain certification and teach in Citizen & Scholars-approved public schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).  

A: Ideally, WW Teaching Fellows have an undergraduate major or a substantial number of college-level credits in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) discipline, and are seeking a master’s degree in STEM education and clinical (classroom) experience. Prior teaching experience does not exclude a candidate from eligibility; however, those who already have already earned their teaching certification in one of the STEM secondary education fields are not eligible for the WW Teaching Fellowship. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit. 

A: The Fellowship program is looking primarily for applicants with an undergraduate major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field. Those applicants with significant credit hours in a STEM-related field are also welcome to apply. Those already certified to teach and with a substantial amount of education-related coursework would not be eligible. All applications will be judged on their merits. 

A: You are welcome to apply. In the course of Fellowship selection, we will review all applicants’ transcripts to assess the work each candidate has already completed in STEM fields. In limited cases, applicants who are just short of the credit requirement/expectations may be asked to complete additional credit hours before the program starts. 

A: Absolutely! Career changers of all ages are welcome to apply and can use professional accomplishments in STEM (for example, awards, professional certifications, service records) to demonstrate content mastery and potential. Partner institutions will work individually with candidates to certify that career changers selected as Fellows satisfy the requirements for demonstrated content knowledge. 

A: Applicants will apply to Citizens & Scholars for the WW Teaching Fellowship. Applications are currently available on the Citizens & Scholars  application website.  The 2022 cohort of Teaching Fellows will be selected by late spring 2022, and will begin graduate studies in summer 2022. Applications will be accepted online only, and only through Citizens & Scholars. You should not apply separately or submit any supporting documentation to the partner institution(s). 

A: There is no application fee and partner institutions have agreed to waive their application fees. 

A: Follow these steps to have your foreign transcript evaluated: 

  • • Have your official transcript(s) translated (if necessary) into English. 
  • • Send your transcript(s), course descriptions, and the English translation to a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Applicants are responsible for the fees associated with these services. 
  • • Be sure to request a “course-by-course/detail” evaluation. 
    * Foreign transcripts which are already in English still will require a course-by-course/detail evaluation. 
  • • Have an official copy of the transcript and translation sent to: 
    Institute for Citizens & Scholars 
    WW Teaching Fellowship 
    104 Carnegie Center, Suite 301 
    Princeton, NJ 08540 

A: Yes. Each campus will have its own tuition and financial aid arrangements for Fellows.

PARTNER UNIVERSITY

TOTAL COST

UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE*

University of Pennsylvania$45,805 Total reflect a 48% % tuition scholarship.
West Chester University$16,000.40 Total reflect a 37% tuition scholarship.

* Note: Total cost reflects 2020-2021 tuition and fees. The rates shown above already reflect scholarship discounts. Estimated costs for 2021-2022 tuition and fees will be updated in early 2022.

A: While there is no one type of high-need school, these schools are generally characterized by significant populations of students with low socioeconomic status (SES) and may have large populations of students of color. For the purposes of the WWTF PA program, approved high-need schools are schools in which 30 percent or more of the students come from families with incomes below the poverty line; or an area with a high percentage of out-of-field-teachers, high teacher turnover rate, or a high percentage of teachers who are not certified or licensed. 

For a list of schools that may qualify as high-need, please visit the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory. The TCLI Directory is updated in the fall of each year. For a comprehensive listing of high-need schools, you may check the previous year’s directory or periodically check the directory for the latest updates. 

A: Fellows will receive their stipends in two or three equal payments and may select the option that works best for them. Fellows will choose an option once they have been selected and have accepted a Fellowship award. Stipends will be processed for disbursement once confirmation of enrollment in coursework has been received from the partner university. 

A: For 2022, the Fellowship is available only in Pennsylvania. 

A: Fellows have a very demanding coursework and clinical (in school) schedule. It should be clear that the Fellowship program is the equivalent of a full-time job. It is unlikely that a Fellow can remain in good academic standing while also attempting part-time and/or full-time work.

A: WW Teaching Fellowship candidates are required to pass the appropriate program admission and teaching licensure examinations for the state in which they would like to teach. In Pennsylvania, there are no required program admission tests. However, to receive licensure and become a teacher of record, Fellows must pass the required state licensure exams. Fellows should expect to have taken and passed the appropriate Praxis exam by the time their program begins in summer 2022. 

Fellows acceptance into the program requires clinical placement and teaching to take place in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) which currently has COVID-19 vaccination requirements and protocols in place. To learn more about these requirements click here

A: WW Teaching Fellows will receive a master’s degree in education following successful completion of the partner institution’s master’s degree program. While the partner institutions offer degrees with slightly different titles, in all cases Fellows will receive a master’s degree and complete all the preparatory requirements necessary in order to take exams for teaching licensure. 

A: During the application process, candidates are asked to indicate their  preference between the participating universities. While every effort will be made to match a candidate with his or her first-choice institution, we cannot guarantee all candidates will attend their first-choice school due to varying cohort sizes at each institution. 

A: Participating universities will begin coursework in May and July 2022

A: Yes. All master’s degree programs include significant experience in public secondary schools. Both the master’s coursework and teaching experience will focus on providing the practical, subject-specific education needed to prepare Fellows to succeed with students in high-need schools. 

A: The Fellowship focuses on secondary teaching in STEM fields. However, each university emphasizes particular subjects and certification areas. The area of certification will depend upon the candidate’s transcripts and Fellowship program of study. 

A: For any remaining questions, please contact the WW Teaching Fellowship teamfor more information. 

A: Each university is partnered with several secondary schools in its area. While you are doing your master’s work, your clinical teaching placement will be assigned. After the clinical year, if you are a Fellow at UPenn or WCU, you may seek a job at any Citizens & Scholars-approved public high-need school in the School District of Philadelphia. 

A: The application contains a section to note extenuating circumstances, which will be taken into consideration when your application is reviewed. However, because of the rigorous nature of the program, Fellows will be expected to commute on a daily basis to their placement site and to any university activities. 

A: No. Along with your cohort of Fellows, you will receive support as you seek to secure your first teaching job after your master’s work, and you will also be supported throughout your three-year commitment. In addition to in-person face-to-face mentoring sessions, Fellows can expect their university to continue to support them through classroom visits and whole group sessions. The result is a community of support and learning within and across schools. 

A: It is preferred that a Fellow remain at the school where s/he begins his/her teaching career.  In some instances, a change of school is necessary.  Regardless, Fellows will have the full benefit of mentoring throughout their three-year commitment.

A: As a WW Teaching Fellow at UPenn or WCU, you agree to teach for three consecutive years in a public high-need secondary school in the School District of Philadelphia. In order to secure a teaching position and complete your commitment, you must complete your master’s degree program and attain your teaching license. 

A: No. Fellows commit to teaching for three consecutive years when they accept the Fellowship. Fellows who do not complete the three-year commitment are expected to return the Fellowship stipend in full.

A: While Fellows will be free to choose the future direction of their career, we believe that the high-quality preparation and support the Fellowship provides will position Fellows for a long and successful career in teaching. Once selected as Fellows, the WW Teaching Fellows become lifelong members of a national network of intellectual leaders. Today’s nearly 27,000 C&S Fellows include 14 Nobel Laureates, 37 MacArthur “genius grant” recipients, 16 Pulitzer Prize winners, two Fields Medalists in mathematics, and many other noted scholars and leaders. 

A: Even after their teaching commitment is complete, Fellows remain part of a statewide network of Teaching Fellows, as well as the larger national network of 27,000 C&S Fellows. When resources allow, Fellows are invited to participate in grant and other professional development activities. 

 

A: There is a great demand for STEM teachers in the state where the WW Teaching Fellowship operates. In 2020, for example, 100% of WW Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows secured a full-time teaching position immediately following completion of their master’s program. While the Fellowship team won’t place you in a job, we can help you in the job search. Many Fellows choose to apply for a position in the school where they did their clinical placement, where they already know the administration, staff, and students. WW can also help you connect with school administrators beyond your clinical placement to secure employment.

A: A lot of teacher prep programs offer a brief “boot camp” before the new teacher goes into the classroom, or provide a short, traditional student teaching experience for a few weeks. In the WW Teaching Fellowship, you’ll learn from a veteran teacher over the course of a full year—from the day students come back to school in the fall until the grades are handed in at the beginning of the next summer. All of the WW Teaching Fellows come from strong STEM backgrounds, and most have no formal teacher education, so the master’s program focuses on helping you learn to teach the subject in which you’re already an expert.

Here’s another difference: Once you gain full-time employment, even as you’re receiving full salary and benefits from your school district, you’ll still be getting support as a new teacher, with a mentor appointed by your partner university to coach you.  You’ll also be a part of a network of WW Teaching Fellows across the U.S. and, through that network, you’ll be invited to events such as the biennial national convening of WW Teaching Fellows to continue your professional development. Some new Teaching Fellows also have access to microgrants to help them create new classroom projects and travel to conferences in their disciplines.

A: You’ll receive a stipend from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars to be used as you need it—for tuition, books, rent, or any living expenses during your first year as a Fellow. After that, for the remaining three years of your commitment (and beyond), you’ll be paid by the school district that hires you. If you have existing loans you may want to talk to your lender about deferring your loans until you complete your master’s program. If you have federal loans you may qualify for income-driven repayment or teacher loan forgiveness.

A: Fellows come from a variety of backgrounds. We have Fellows that enter days after their college graduation, others who have been out of school for a few years but aren’t using their degree in the way they hoped, others who enter after their doctorate or post-doctorate work, and still others who start after they have retired from their first career. Your cohort will be a small group of highly diverse individuals who share the same passion to teach their subject in a high-need school, and you will have the individualized help you need to make the most of your own background.

A: If you are interested in the program but you’re having trouble gathering all of your materials by the deadline, contact Anna Gallos. We will do our best to help you complete your application.

Application Information

Applications will only be accepted online and through Citizens & Scholars. To be considered as a Fellow, your Teaching Fellowship application serves as your application to the partner university. You do not need to apply separately. Once accepted, you may be required to complete university-specific paperwork. 

There is no application fee to apply to the WW Teaching Fellowship program. For technical issues with the online application system, email Tech Support

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY. 

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 Spring 2022, 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 once 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.) 

Questions about your eligibility? Email Anna Gallos, Program Associate for Selection and Program Administration. 

SELECT YOUR INSTITUTION(S). 

Please refer to the detailed information on our university partners to select the institution(s) to which you will apply. 

REVIEW FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES. 

Each of the participating institutions provides financial aid opportunities for graduate students. Should you be interested in applying for need-based financial aid from the federal government, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. 

The Federal government offers loan forgiveness of up to $17,500 in Federal loans for math and science teachers who 1) meet the highly-qualified teacher status, 2) teach for five consecutive years, and 3) teach for these five years in a low-income school. As a Teaching Fellow, you should easily meet the criteria of being a highly-qualified teacher in a low-income school. For more information, please visit the Federal Loan Forgiveness Website. You may also qualify for a Teach Grant. 

Start your Teaching Fellowship application here. There is no fee to apply. Any information collected is used only for the purposes of the WW Teaching Fellowship. Starting an application will allow you to return later to edit your entries and view the status of supplemental items (i.e. transcripts, resumé, and recommendations). It is recommended that you save the Web page as a bookmark. 

To be considered for the WW Teaching Fellowship, you must complete and submit all required items on the application, but you do not need to complete your application in one sitting.

Please remember to click “Save and Next” as you go through the application if you plan to come back at a later time. Please note: you will not be able to submit your application until ALL supplemental items have been received. Be sure to verify your supplemental items have been received and then click SUBMIT on your application. 

To return to an unfinished application go to this page and log in with your email and password. 

To complete your online application, you must submit your resumé, letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all institutions that have awarded you credit. 

Eligible applicants who are invited to attend Selection Day (semifinalists) will be required to submit official transcripts by the date they attend Selection. 

RESUMÉ 

The resumé provides you with the opportunity to showcase your excellence. There is no need to limit your resumé to one page for your WW Fellowship application. In addition to your academic achievements, feel free to highlight your non-academic accomplishments. Please include: 

  • • All colleges/universities attended, along with enrollment dates 
  • • Information and employment dates for all professional experience 
  • • Awards or fellowships 
  • • Sports or other extracurricular activities 
  • •  Any volunteer experience, particularly with adolescents or in an underserved community 

The resumé should be a .PDF and the title of the file should include your first and last name but not include spaces (i.e. SmithJohnResume.pdf). 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Please request letters of recommendation from two (2) recommenders. Recommenders should be advised they will receive an email notification directly from Citizens & Scholars application system. We strongly suggest that you provide your recommenders a “submit by” deadline so there is no delay in the review of your application. 

Letters of recommendation must come from individuals who are not members of your family. In general, recommenders should comment on your character, your commitment to education and service, and your capacity to work in high-need urban and/or rural contexts. 

  • • If you are still enrolled in a degree program or are a very recent graduate, we strongly recommend requesting at least one of the two recommendation letters from a faculty member in your major content area who can comment on your academic ability. 
  • • If you have been employed over the past several years and are not able to request a faculty recommendation, we strongly recommend requesting at least one of the two recommendations be requested from a professional colleague who can comment on your skills/knowledge in your specialty field. 

 

Instructions 

In the Recommendations section, enter your recommender’s name and email address, in the appropriate box then click “Send Invitation.” 

Once you have sent your requests, your recommenders will receive an email inviting them to submit their recommendation. If you or your recommender encounter any difficulties or you need to replace a recommender after a request has already been sent, please contact Tech Support. 

You can track receipt of your letters of recommendation in the “Recommenders” section of your application. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that they have submitted their online recommendation. 

TRANSCRIPTS 

Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended—including any institution that awarded credit for coursework—are required. Upload transcripts to your application in the “Supplemental Items” section. If submitting transcripts from multiple institutions, please combine all transcripts into one PDF document to upload. 

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS (SEMIFINALISTS ONLY) 

Eligible applicants who are invited to attend Selection Day (semifinalists) must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended—including any institution that awarded credit for coursework. Transcripts must be issued and sent directly to Citizens & Scholars to be considered official. 

Citizens & Scholars strongly prefers that semifinalists submit e-transcripts. If your institution does not offer e-transcripts or you are facing other hardships in submitting transcripts electronically, please  contact Anna Gallos, Program Associate for Selection and Program Administration.  

Please have your institution send e-transcripts to: wwtfdocs@citizensandscholars.org 

WW Teaching Fellowship candidates are required to take and pass the appropriate program admission and teaching licensure examinations for the state in which they would like to teach. In Pennsylvania, there are no required program admission tests. However, to receive licensure and become a teacher of record, Fellows must pass the required state licensure exams (Praxis). Fellows should expect to have taken and passed the appropriate Praxis exam by the time their program begins in summer 2022. 

Selection Day is the next step in the application process where eligible candidates (semifinalists) are invited to participate in group and individual interview activities. Selection Days are held in conjunction with application deadlines and typically scheduled one to two weeks following a deadline. Selection Days will be held remotely for the 2021-2022 selection cycle. 

Eligible candidates who have completed their application will be reviewed on a rolling basis prior to each deadline and will receive an invitation to participate in Selection Day. Applicants cannot move forward in the selection process without participating in Selection and only eligible candidates will be invited to participate. 

Detailed information about how to prepare and the logistics of the Selection Day process will be provided to applicants at the semifinalist stage. 

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars expects to award up to 16 Fellowships this year; however the bulk of Fellowships will be awarded at West Chester University. Citizens & Scholars will share status updates, including final admission decisions, by email. If no Fellowships are available, Citizens & Scholars  may offer a candidate a spot on the wait list. 

For technical issues with the online application system, email Tech Support.