Metro Detroit TRUE Project

Specifically for recent graduates and mid-career professionals in STEM fields, the Metro Detroit TRUE Project is an accelerated graduate-level certification and residency program designed to bring highly qualified, diverse STEM teachers to Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) or Dearborn Public Schools (DPS).

  • Upcoming Information Sessions

    Join our information session to learn more about our program!

    Through the support of the U.S. Department of Education, Wayne State University College of Education has a great opportunity for Fall 2021 graduates, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals in the STEM and Computer Science fields, the Metro Detroit Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence (TRUE) Project.

    Metro Detroit TRUE Project is an innovative multi-sector partnership that aims to positively impact student learning in science and mathematics, address the critical shortage of STEM teachers in secondary education, and support the region's workforce development.

    • Earn your master's and teaching certification in secondary math or science in 18 months
    • Receive a $40,000 living stipend
    • Obtain mentoring support throughout the program and for two years post-graduation
    • Experience a rewarding new career in math or science teaching

    Project Information Session 3

    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT | Registration

    Project Information Session 4

    • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT | Registration

    Project Info Session 5

    • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT | Registration

    Project Info Session 6

    • Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT | Registration
  • Benefits
    • Earn a master's and teaching certification in secondary (grades 6-12) math or science in 18 months
    • Receive a living stipend of $40,000 for 12 months
    • Obtain mentoring support throughout the program and for two years following graduation
    • Pathway to a rewarding new full-time career in math or science teaching
  • Commitment
    • One school year residency in Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and Dearborn Public Schools (DPS) 
    • 18-month innovative and accelerated graduate level coursework
    • 3-year commitment to teaching full-time in DPSCD or DPS
    • Ongoing support for new teachers
  • Eligibility
    • Hold a bachelor's from an accredited institution
    • Have a background in STEM
    • Have a desire to make a difference in student learning 
       
  • Impact
    • Highly qualified, diverse teachers who bring innovative STEM learning to students in Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and Dearborn Public Schools (DPS) 
    • Improved academic achievement in secondary science and mathematics
  • Partners
  • Residents Profiles - Cohort 1
    Residents Profiles Cohort 1
    Layla Abid Ali
    Layla Abid Ali

     

    Veronica Hinton photo
    Veronica Hinton

     

    Wedian Alsalamy photo
    Wedian Alsalamy
    Abbass Moussa photo
    Abbass Moussa

     

    Leon Bryson photo
    Leon Bryson
    John Jack Pierick
    John "Jack" Pierick

     

    Alexandra Herten photo
    Alexandra Herten

     

     

     

  • Contact

    We are here… Warrior TRUE

    Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence

    For more information

    Complete the Metro Detroit TRUE Project Interest Form

    Contact

    Sarah Schrag
    Project Coordinator, Metro Detroit TRUE Project
    TRUEProject@wayne.edu
    313-577-0904
    Teacher Education Division
    Wayne State University
    College of Education
    Detroit, MI 48202