The Courture Fellowship program provides a series of experiences and structured reflections that are designed to expose a group of Yale University undergraduates to key issues in elementary education, both policy and practice, with the goal of creating future educators and engaged citizens.
This summer’s focus is on experiential and out-of-school learning. The Fellowship has two components. First, students have a field placement working with young children. There will be a variety of placement settings, including: the New Haven Public Schools, the Peabody Museum, Common Ground Charter School camps, the grassroots nonprofit Solar Youth’s summer program, Squash Haven, New Haven Free Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club, and Breakthrough Collaborative at Hopkins.
Students will also attend seminar sessions led by Dr. Elizabeth Carroll, the Director of Education Studies at Yale, which will consist of a weekly dinner meeting. Some dinners will include presentations by guest speakers with personal experience and expertise in this field. Fellows will also participate in a field trip to New York City to visit exemplary programs.
The deadline to apply is March 7, and interviews are rolling.
Compensation: $550 per week.
The Fellowship seminars will begin during the week of June 7 and continue through the end of July. Students must work a minimum of those 8 weeks at their placement and may work up to 11.