Office of Field Services (OFS)

Fellowship Program

For those eligible for practicum/internship I/Apprentice Teaching I in Fall 2018, you may apply for a position in the  Cleveland Teaching Fellowship (CTF). Eligible undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students in the College of Education must be in good academic standing, meet all academic and non-academic requirements, have demonstrated financial need, and a commitment to urban education. This full year academic program includes a year-long placement in CMSD, professional development opportunities, program meetings and grant funding. *Applications will become available mid-January 2018, subject to funding. Please contact the Education Student Services Center, 216-687-4625 with additional questions.

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 three foundations to support pre-service teachers during their final year experience:

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

In 2017-2018, 43 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 a kick-off and culminating event for all Fellows, Mentors and Administrators
  • Participate in five 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 18-19 (which may include an invitation to their OPI fair and/or commitment letter)

Application Process

Applications are available in early Spring for the following academic year (based upon funding). These include an essay, interview, 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). Contact Courtney Nudell, Career Development Coordinator in JH 170 (216-687-4583 / with additional questions.


Cleveland Teaching Fellowship Kick-Off Event, Fall 2017

17-18 Fellowship Program

Important Dates:

Thursday, August 24, 2017: 3:30-6pm
            Kickoff Event @ Wolstein Center, CSU

Friday, October 13, 2017: 8-12:30pm
            PD #1 – Educational Landscape @ East Professional Center
            1349 E 79th St. Cleveland, 44103

Friday, October 27, 2017: 8-3pm (optional attendance)
            Reading Conference @ CSU

Friday, December 1, 2017: 12-4:30pm
            PD#2 – Identity @ Location TBD (CMSD building)

Friday, January 26, 2018: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
            PD#3 – Career Readiness @ Location TBD (CMSD building)

Friday, February 16, 2018: 8:00am - 5:00pm
            PD#4 – Classroom Management @ Location TBD (CMSD building)

Friday, March 23, 2018: 8-12:30pm
            PD#5 – Data @ Location TBD (CMSD building)

Thursday, May 10, 2018: 4pm
            End of Year Event @ Location - TBD

Shadow Days:

Two in fall, two in spring
            Dates and locations TBD

Timesheets DUE:

  • Fall Semester: September 15th*, October 15th, November 15th*, December 15th
  • Spring Semester: February 15th, March 15th, April 15th, May 15th

*fall student teachers only