Teaching Fellowship Program

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Mission Statement

The mission of the MU Teaching Fellowship Program is to create an outstanding induction and support system for first year teachers. Teaching fellows receive support from a caring, knowledgeable, and skilled mentor. They are provided with appropriate and challenging coursework that melds theory and practice. Teaching fellows and their colleagues engage in the simultaneous renewal of pre-K through twelfth grade public education and the education of educators.

About the Program

The MU Teaching Fellowship is a rigorous induction program offered by the College of Education and the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER). Teaching Fellows are first-year teachers who work with a full-time, on-site mentor and complete courses delivered by faculty from the college's Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum to earn a master's degree during that first year.

Special Features

  • Focuses on developing instructional expertise and is designed as a comprehensive approach to learning. 
  • Provides an intensive experience in a hands-on setting that offers opportunity for reflection, integrating learning and practice.
  • Contains classroom research and performance assessment themes running throughout the entire teaching experience and promotes inquiry about teaching and learning. 

District Information

Partner Districts in the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal are encouraged to participate in the MU Teaching fellowship Program for many reasons. The program provides participating districts with:

  • an opportunity to access some of the most talented novice teachers in the state;
  • a cost savings by hiring two full-time teachers for the cost of one mid-range teacher;
  • a significant professional development experience for mentor teachers (veteran classroom teachers);
  • a connection to the University of Missouri's Teacher Development Program (pre-service teachers clinical experiences and student teaching interns);

MU Teaching Fellowship Program Power Point Presentation
by the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal Office
Headquartered in the College of Education
at the University of Missouri

2015-2016 Cohort Timeline for Applicants, Mentor Teachers, and Principals    

Scholarly Articles Regarding Program

"Induction Programs That Work" by Gilles, Davis, and McGlamery found in the October 2009 Kappan

Teaching Fellowship Scholarships

Current Fellows   
Dr. Gene E. Huff Memorial Scholarship (Columbia Public Schools) 

Incoming Fellows
Did you know the College of Education offers a variety of scholarships to graduate students enrolled as education majors?   This academic year, graduate students received over $125,000 in support from the college.  To apply for scholarship support for the next academic year students must submit the Graduate Application for Scholarships.   This is for new or continuing graduate students enrolled in the College of Education who will be enrolled in coursework fall semester.  

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Education, 118 Hill Hall on or before March 1st.   Please note that the March 1st deadline may come before the application for graduate school has been fully considered. Applicants need only fill out this once to be considered for all College of Education scholarships in which they meet the minimum criteria.