Not all programs that support new teachers are created equal. The training and experiences teachers receive greatly influence their ability to work well with students and effectively teach in the early years of their careers. The MU Teaching Fellowship Program is an immersive program in which beginning teachers work alongside experienced, trained mentors in a classroom-focused approach.

Each year a select group of beginning teachers is chosen to become MU Teaching Fellows. Teaching Fellows are full-time teachers and work with mentors learning the nuances of teaching while completing graduate courses to earn a Master’s degree in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum.

The MU Teaching Fellowship Program represents a hybrid model of academic knowledge and clinical experience. It weaves education theory and classroom practice tightly together in a model of highly relevant teacher education.