The application system is now closed.  All applicants will be notified of admissions decision by April 15, 2016.


Before applying, please review the application requirements below:

Participants must possess a current Professional Educator License, issued by the Illinois State Board of Education; and maintain this certification throughout Wipro STEM Fellowship program participation. The Professional Educator License must possess content/Subject Matter endorsement in the area of Science, Computer Science and/or Mathematics and one of the following grade level endorsements:

  • Elementary Education (K-9)
  • Secondary Education (6-12)
  • Special (K-12, endorsed in one content area)
  • Special Education (PK- Age 21)

Applicant must have 3 full years of Licensed/Certified classroom teaching experience prior to acceptance to MSU-Wipro Fellowship Program.

Applicant must confirm intent to seek and maintain a classroom teaching assignment in Chicago Public Schools, or another approved setting, for a minimum of 2 years following completion of the MSU-Wipro Fellowship.

Applicant must fully participate and successfully complete all academic requirements and activity as articulated in the MSU-Wipro STEM and Leadership Fellowship Program (two weeks face to face in summer, followed by online course-work through the year, including Saturday retreats during Fall and Spring).

Applicant must sign a MSU-Wipro Fellowship Promissory Note confirming their understanding of and agreement to the expectations of program participation.


The full cost of tuition and fees for completion of the MSU-Wipro STEM and Leadership Teaching Fellowship will be covered through the grant.

Program participants will receive a $5000.00 stipend in recognition of their professional commitment. This stipend will be distributed in two sums ($2500.00 each).

Program Participants will each receive one tablet computer to facilitate individual program participation and classroom instruction. Additional STEM related materials (textbooks, software, maker education materials, etc.) will be provided to participants.

Program participants will receive support for their engagement in the form of day-long professional development retreats. The cost of meals and materials will be covered by the grant.

URBANSTEM Learning & Leadership Community program participants will become connected to the wider network of practitioners in the Master’s in Educational Technology program. Use of shared social network spaces and deliberate connections between this established community of educational technology leaders and practitioners will help sustain innovation and continued development of the participants’ capacity as STEM instructional leader