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The Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a national model for the preparation of teacher leaders and scholars who will contribute meaningfully and significantly to the quality of education in PreK-12 classrooms and who will be influential in political decision-making on the local, state, national and international levels.  This program prepares future teachers who think critically and embrace diversity, who are leaders within and beyond the classroom, and who will participate meaningfully in a global society.

Elon Teaching Fellows receive $4500 in scholarship funding, renewable annually while in good standing, to support and enhance a four-year preparation as a future teacher.  Recipients may retain the Presidential or Elon Engagement Scholarship if previously awarded.  Additionally, program related expenses are included for study abroad airfare (Costa Rica, London or appropriate country if majoring in foreign language) and two required winter term courses (American History Study Tour and The Washington Center Academic Seminars).

Elon Teaching Fellows have the option to obtain North Carolina teacher licensure in at least one of the following programs offered through the Teacher Education Program in the School of Education: early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education and special education, in special subject areas for grades K-12 (physical education, music and Spanish), and in high school subject areas of English, history, mathematics and science.

Please click on Program Highlights for information regarding the unique enrichment experiences of our Teaching Fellows Program.

Applications are online via the Admissions Fellows website in early October and are due January 10.