May 17, 2011
From staff reports
Ohio University joined the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program today.
University System of Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro made the announcement at the Ohio Statehouse, welcoming Ohio University, the University of Dayton and the University of Toledo. The additions expand the Fellowship program from four to seven participating universities.
Fellowship recruits at participating universities are accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM fields), who will prepare for math and science teaching positions in Ohio's urban and rural schools.
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit attended the announcement on behalf of the University.
"The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program has made a concerted effort to create alliances that allow excellent teacher education programs to develop a pool of much needed teachers in STEM fields," Benoit said. "It is a testament to the Patton College and its partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Russ College that Ohio University was selected to participate."
Renée Middleton, dean of OHIO's Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services, said, "The selection of Ohio University to participate in the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship affirms its role as a leader in teacher education."
"The intensive and extensive classroom teaching experience, multi-level mentoring and support mechanisms, expansive networks and attentiveness to professional improvement will make for confident, extraordinarily well prepared new teachers."