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Urban Immersion Fellowship

Tentative Program Dates

Monday, June 19, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017

Informational session:

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Erickson Hall KIVA

You are invited to participate in a program created by Michigan State University's College of Education designed to develop highly effective urban educators and leaders.

Program Specifics:

This is an excellent paid fellowship opportunity, offered on a competitive basis, which includes:
  • Seven-week summer fellowship opportunity in the city of Detroit, Michigan
  • Work with Detroit Schools Summer School Programming or Detroit-based non-profit community entity serving children, youth and families
  • In-depth exposure to the city of Detroit and community resources
  • Total stipend payment of $3,500.00 for fellowship completion
  • Lodging, board, and transportation costs incurred by individual fellow (housing options can be provided)

Criteria for Application:

  • Current Junior or Senior in Teacher Preparation program
    Current Sophomore in UECP or GECP
  • Writing sample describing commitment to urban education
  • Recommendation from MSU education faculty
  • Online application will be available Monday, February 6, 2017

Application Deadline:

by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017

For more information, contact:
Dr. Sonya Gunnings-Moton
Michigan State University
College of Education
Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane, Room 518D
(517) 432-5093

The application system is now closed to students.