Special GLS Fellowship  

For Educators from TABS Member Schools

Wesleyan University announces a new program for educators at TABS member schools who pursue Wesleyan's MALS or MPhil degrees.

Over the past 65 years, thousands of education professionals have studied with Wesleyan’s world-class faculty, benefited from our exceptional facilities and flexible scheduling, and enjoyed the freedom to define their program of study as they earned their Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Wesleyan is pleased and proud to continue this tradition, as a partner of The Association of Boarding Schools.

In recognition of this partnership, the Graduate Liberal Studies Program has established the GLS TABS Education Leadership Fellows Program.

Apply now for Summer 2020! Priority deadline April 13. Details below:

2-COURSE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

  • Summer 1: Students meet once a week on campus during the 5-week standard summer term, learning from Wesleyan faculty and invited guests in a small, seminar-style classroom. Topics will focus on subjects pertinent to a residential school community.
  • Summer 2: Students will participate asynchronously online in a course that builds on the work done in summer 1. Special topics will be selected by the cohort in the previous summer.
  • Additional programming and events will be offered for the Fellows each summer.

BENEFITS FOR NEW GLS STUDENTS:

  • Students are Fellows for 2 consecutive summer terms.
  • Summer Stipend $2,000 total ($1,000 per summer term).
  • Campus housing grant for 2 summer terms included (up to $1040 value each summer).
  • Special 2-course Education Leadership Certificate at no additional cost, available ONLY to Fellows. Students take the first of these non-credit courses on campus in summer 1 of the fellowship, and the second course online during summer 2 of the fellowship.
  • Students who have completed an MALS degree and who apply for an MPhil degree beginning in Summer 2020 will be eligible for the fellowship as if they were "new students."

BENEFITS FOR CURRENT OR RETURNING GLS STUDENTS:

  • TABS students currently pursuing GLS will be allowed to apply through Summer 2020. After Summer of 2020, the Fellowship will be open to new students only.
  • Current or returning students who began prior to fall 2019 will receive all benefits except the Summer Stipend:
    • Students are Fellows for 2 consecutive summer terms.
    • Campus housing grant for 2 summers included (up to $1040 value each summer)
    • Special 2-course Education Leadership Certificate at no additional cost, available ONLY to Fellows. Students take the first of these non-credit courses on-campus in summer 1 of the fellowship, and the second course online during summer 2 of the fellowship. Students in their final courses during the first summer of this implementation may take Course 2 online prior to their graduation in May of the following year.
  • Students who have completed an MALS degree and who decide to return for the MPhil degree beginning in Summer 2020 will be eligible for the fellowship as if they were "new students."

 ELIGIBILITY:

  • GLS students must be employed full-time by a TABS member school.
  • GLS Students must be enrolled in 2 or more courses in the summer term(s) in which they participate.
  • Students must be matriculated degree candidates in the MALS or MPhil program. (deadline to apply for degree candidacy for Summer 2020: April 13)
  • Students admitted to the non-degree Graduate Certificate in Writing only, and not also to a degree, are not eligible.
  • See limits listed above for current or returning students.

2-COURSE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

  • Summer 1: Students meet once a week on campus during the 5-week standard summer term, learning from Wesleyan faculty and invited guests in a small, seminar-style classroom. Topics will focus on subjects pertinent to a residential school community.
  • Summer 2: Students will participate asynchronously online in a course that builds on the work done in summer 1. Special topics will be selected by the cohort in the previous summer.

APPLY NOW! Here's how:

  1. Students who have already taken courses with GLS must contact Glenn Knight at gknight01@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3345 for separate instructions on how to apply.
  2. New students: Apply for degree candidacy online at continue.wesleyan.edu/apply.
  3. On the Personal Information page of the application, under "Please choose the option that best suits you" select "TABS School Faculty or Staff."
  4. Once you have submitted your GLS application, you will be sent a form for the Fellowship application, which requires:
    1. a 200-word statement of purpose indicating why you are interested in the Educational Leadership Fellows Program, and how you would implement what you learn at Wesleyan on your campus.
    2.  the name and email address of your Dean of Faculty or Head of School, so that we may confirm your employment.
  5. The priority deadline for summer 2020 is April 13. Recipients will be notified by April 20 that they have been awarded the fellowship pending enrollment for summer GLS courses. Registration opens on May 11. We will continue to accept applicants on a rolling basis if there is space in the cohort.
  6. You will officially be a Fellow once you register and pay for 2 or more summer GLS courses. Your housing costs will be covered (up to $1,040), and your stipend (if applicable) will be paid on July 31.
  7. Students must be registered and enrolled by May 22, or their fellowship may go to someone on the waitlist.
  8. If your school pays your tuition, our office can work with you regarding timing of payment.
  9. Students may defer their fellowship award for one year.

If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Knight at 860-685-3345 or gknight01@wesleyan.edu, or send email to study@wesleyan.edu. All aspects of this fellowship and the Educational Leadership Certificate are subject to change without notice.