Office of Field Services (OFS)

Fellowship Program

The College of Education is excited to welcome the third cohort of the Cleveland Teaching Fellowship (CTF) in Fall 2018!

Fellows for FY 19

Cleveland Teaching Fellowship Kick-Off Event, Fall 2018


CTF is a partnership between the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). This grant funded program engages highly qualified teacher candidates in paid practicum and student teaching experiences in select CMSD schools. With a national teacher shortage, CTF is creating a pipeline of strong teacher candidates committed to urban education, who will be considered for hire the following year.

Each year, Fellows are:

  • Completing a full academic year in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Participating professional development sessions
  • Creating deeper relationships with students, teachers and administrations
  • Becoming involved outside of the classroom
  • Participating in Shadow Days in CMSD and outside districts
  • Receiving a STIPEND, often eliminating the need for outside employment

Application Process 

Applications are available for Cohort #4 (2019-2020). DUE February 1, 2019!

Eligible Applicants must be in a licensure program in the College of Education and Human Services and meet all academic and non-academic requirements for Fall 2019 practicum and Spring 2020 student teaching experiences. Applicants must also be US citizens or permanent residents, have a commitment to urban education and demonstrated financial need (FAFSA on file).

Application Process:

PDF iconCTF 19-20 Application.pdf

  1. Complete the OFS online application for Fall 2019  
  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

Contact Courtney Nudell, Career Development Coordinator, in JH 170

(216-687-4583 / with additional questions.