If you have been thinking of changing careers or if you have just graduated from college, you should checkout www.wwteachingfellowship.org
. This website is about the Woodrow Wilson Foundation which is here to get people to teach in hard to staff locations. Their education system is seriously lacking teachers and now you can become a teacher by becoming a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellow. If you have a desire to teach science, technology, engineering or math courses, you can get a $30,000 stipend to complete an intensive master's degree program at one of the programs participating universities. To be a candidate, you have to have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM field by June 2011. You can see this website, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEM_fields, to know which degrees are considered STEM degrees. You have to have graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher and have demonstrated a commitment to the program and its goals. You will have to complete a field based master's degree in teacher education and commit to teach for at least three years in a high-need school. You will also receive intensive support and mentoring in the classroom. So if you are interested in teaching, you should register for this program by September 1st .