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The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership

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Nominations for the 2015 Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership are now being accepted!

Mission

The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The goal: to address the United States’ twin educational achievement gaps—the one between the nation’s lowest performing and its best schools, as well as the one between the nation’s best schools and their top international competitors. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring all American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders. Learn more in this downloadable overview (PDF) of the program.

The Fellowship

  • Fellows will receive $50,000 to cover tuition for the MBA program and other expenses.
  • Fellows must be nominated by a local education leader/colleague before they are eligible to apply.
  • They attend a designated campus in the participating states (currently Indiana and Wisconsin) and pursue their preparation in school districts partnering with those campuses.
  • They will be required to serve as principals in the identified schools for at least three years.
  • The Fellowship program will provide specialized preparation in areas such as leadership, finance, human resources, organizational change—all focusing on education.
  • The program will require 13 to 15 months of full-time study, depending on the institution—two summers and an academic year.

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Contact Us

Contact program director Dr. LeAnn Buntrock at buntrock@woodrow.org if you have questions about the WW MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership. To learn more about each institution's program, at UIndy contact Dr. Rachel Smith (rsmith@uindy.edu) or Dr. John Somers (jsomers@uindy.edu); at MSOE contact Dr. Kathy Faggiani (faggiani@msoe.edu).

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