Georgia Joins National Teacher Preparation Initiative
ATLANTA - Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia will join a national initiative to better prepare teachers in certain in-demand subject areas.
Five Georgia schools have been selected for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program. The program is meant to prepare and grow the number of teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The schools selected were Columbus State University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and Piedmont College. The selected schools will develop a master’s level teacher preparation program and offer a yearlong training session at local schools. Fellows will receive $30,000 stipends, and will commit to teaching in high-need urban or rural Georgia schools for three years.
Many Georgia school districts are being considered as partner sites.