The curriculum for the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program is clinically based and distinct from our other initial licensure programs.  As a program site the requirement was that we develop an innovative curriculum and a mentoring program.  The curriculum is a joint effort of the University and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  Faculty and administrators from the College of Arts & Sciences, including the departments of: Education and Allied Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics are collaborating with teachers and administrators from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).

Fellows take 40 credits to complete the masters degree with licensure.  The coursework begins in late May and ends the following July.  The curriculum is designed around three trajectories of coursework, which begin as distinct pieces that become more integrated as the program unfolds.  Most courses are taken together by the entire cohort, often with multiple instructors, given the interdisciplinary nature of many courses.  Only when fellows are in coursework where they need to particularly focus on mathematics or science content or pedagogical content knowledge, are they split into two sub-cohorts.

Summer (17 credits)

Trajectory 1 (6 cr): Development of the STEM practitioner
AR 501 (1 cr) Problem solving in mathematics & science
AR 500A (5 cr) Explorations in science content & pedagogy 1
OR MT 500A (5 cr) Explorations in mathematics content & pedagogy 1
Trajectory 2 (6 cr) The student and exemplary instruction
PS 479 (3 cr) Learning & development in an urban context
ED 508 (3 cr) Instruction & assessment in the urban context
Trajectory 3 (5 cr) Schools & community
ED 564A (2 cr) Diversity and community in context
ED 564B (3 cr) Historical & urban issues in education
ED 564L (0 cr) Community-schools interface laboratory

Fall (10 credits)

Trajectory 1 (3 cr): Development of the STEM practitioner
AR 500B (3 cr) Explorations in science content & pedagogy 2
OR MT 500B (3 cr) Explorations in mathematics content & pedagogy 2
Trajectory 2 (6 cr) The student and exemplary instruction
ED 452 (3 cr) Reading and writing across the curriculum
ED 580A (2 cr) General teaching methods
Trajectory 2&3 (1 cr)
ED 580B (2 cr) Clinical seminar

Spring (9 credits)

ED 445 (6 cr.) Teaching internship (student teaching)
ED 594 (3 cr.) Professional Development Seminar

Summer (4 credits)

ED 502 (3 cr.) Research methods
ED 502L (1 cr.) Research methods laboratory