Office of Field Services (OFS)

Fellowship Program

Cleveland Teaching Fellowship


The College of Education and Human Services is excited to welcome the fourth cohort of the Cleveland Teaching Fellowship (CTF) in Fall 2019!

FellowsCleveland Teaching Fellowship Kick-Off Event, Fall 2018
Important fall 2019 dates
Wednesday, 8/21

PD#1 – Urban Education

Thursday, 8/22 Lunch & Learn
Thursday, 9/19 PD#2 – Poverty & Project ACT
Thursday, 10/24 PD#3 – Engagement Strategies & Classroom Management
Friday, 11/22 Luncheon
Thursday, 12/12


Timesheets due on the 15th of each month!

In response to the national teacher shortage, the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is working to create a pipeline of strong teacher candidates who are committed to supporting urban education. The Fellowship Program provides paid year-long placements, professional development opportunities and guaranteed job consideration for pre-service teachers in CEHS.

CEHS is currently partnering with two foundations to support pre-service teachers during their final year experience:

  • Cleveland Teaching Fellowship (CTF)
  • Rosalyn Z. Wolf Endowed Chair (at Cleveland State)

In 2019-2020, 46 Teaching Fellows will:

  • Participate in an academic year-long placement in an early, middle, special education or secondary classrooms in select schools
  • Receive a monetary grant for fall and spring experiences (180 hours in practicum, 450 hours in student teaching)
  • Attend kick-off and culminating events for all Fellows, Mentors and Administrators
  • Participate in several professional development sessions as well as other district wide PD sessions
  • Have the opportunity to attend Shadow Days at select schools
  • Be encouraged to choose an area of interest to expand in their school (i.e. tutoring, running club, arts, etc.)
  • Be eligible for preferred hiring for 20-21
Application Process 

Applications are available in mid-January for the following academic year (based upon funding). This include an essay, interview, letter of recommendation, and disposition review. Candidates must meet and abide by all Office of Field Services requirements and be eligible for following academic year experience (Internship I/II, Apprentice Teaching I/II or Practicum/Student Teaching). 

  1. Complete the OFS online application for Fall 2020 (available mid-January)
  2. Submit CTF application to Courtney Nudell (JH 170 or
    1. Complete application
    2. Attached typewritten responses to questions
    3. Resume
    4. Recommendation from faculty member, mentor teacher or supervisor
  3. Select Individuals will be invited to campus for an interview in February


Courtney Nudell, Career Development Coordinator,

Office of Field Services JH 170

Phone: 216-687-4583