Piedmont College Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship
In 2014, Piedmont College was selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, N.J. as one of five Georgia colleges to participate in a program designed to help attract the nation’s very best science, technology, engineering and math candidates to the teaching profession.
- has formally established the Innovation and Discovery Center (formerly the STEM Discovery Center) as a continuous use space which serves to support both pre-service and in-service teachers in STEM and other related fields, provides a year-round opportunity for regional youth to explore STEM fields, and is a resource for Piedmont faculty toward development of high impact teaching and learning practices;
- now offers a 4-course STEM Education Endorsement to certified P-12 educators and current education graduate students;
- is committed to edTPA training and preparation – an integrated component of the Piedmont Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and now part of all initial certification programs in the School of Education;
- adopted the Intern Keys, an evaluation instrument based on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) and used to assess the performance of teacher candidates and their readiness to teach in Georgia schools, for all initial certification programs;
- supports and incorporates the Co-teaching Model for educator Internships; and
- continues to be impacted by many facets of the Fellowship model as they inform program improvement.