Teacher prep program gets $5M boost

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a grant of nearly $5 million to continue the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships, in which UIndy is one of four participating universities.

Conceived by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and launched in 2007 with $10 million from the endowment, the fellowships draw working professionals and recent graduates into an intensive master’s degree program that prepares them for careers teaching math and science in high-need secondary schools.

The first two rounds of fellowships produced 104 new teachers now working in schools throughout Indiana. A third cohort of 54 fellows is now progressing through its initial year of coursework and hands-on classroom experience and will begin teaching full-time in Fall 2012. The new funding will carry the program through two more rounds of fellowships.

Read the full grant announcement here.

Learn about UIndy’s Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship program here.