Ball State is pleased to partner with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation on the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships.

If you are a talented, committed individual with a background in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—consider this opportunity to make a lasting impact on Indiana's high school students. Funded through a $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Teaching Fellowship offers rigorous pedagogical preparation, extensive clinical immersion in secondary classrooms, and ongoing mentoring. 

Ball State's program builds on two successful, established programs—the Urban Semester Program and PhysTEC Mentoring Program. The Urban Semester Program places preservice teachers in classrooms, enabling them to gain hands-on experience working with students. The PhysTEC Program provides an innovative method of preparing science teachers, coupled with mentoring and support for new teachers.

The one-year Teaching Fellows program will be held on the Ball State campus, online, and on site at the partner schools. Fellows will observe and learn best practices in science and mathematics teaching and apply this knowledge in high school classrooms.

Mentoring and support from experienced teachers is an important part of the program and will help to ensure that Fellows are successful in the classroom. Ball State Fellows will receive concentrated individual attention from Ball State faculty who are in residence at the high schools as well as from the clinical (classroom) teachers. Mentoring will continue after Fellows graduate from the program.

Ball State is a leader in using educational technologies in the classroom. Fellows will learn to integrate computing and technology into teaching and engage today's youth in the most current learning technologies.


  • Fellows earn a master's degree in science education with licensure in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or life science
  • One-year program: one summer session on the Ball State campus, followed by a full academic year at a partner high school
  • The program builds on two successful, award-winning programs in the College of Sciences and Humanities and Teachers College
  • Existing robust partnerships with partner schools in Muncie and Anderson
  • Concentrated individual attention from university faculty and clinical (classroom) teachers 

    Rhoda Owolabi: A 2010 Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow (View her video.)

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