Wipro SEF Program
Five local school districts were selected to participate in the Wipro Science Education Fellowship (SEF) program at Montclair State University. Clifton, Orange, Montclair, Kearny, and Paramus school districts participated in the program sponsored by Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT) a leading global IT company with significant presence across North America including New Jersey.
The Wipro SEF program was a teacher-leadership program that supported experienced K to 12 science teachers to deepen their practice while staying in the classroom. The program used a model of teacher support and development to increase the capacity of teacher-leadership in their respective districts. This model included a comprehensive set of activities designed to enhance teachers' abilities to increase achievement in science for underperforming students. Twenty experienced teachers were selected from five school districts (Clifton, Kearny, Montclair, Orange, Paramus) to join the first of three cohorts. Each teacher participated for two years received up to a stipend of $10,000 for their work.
The program at Montclair State University is in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston and Mercy College. The three universities run parallel programs in northern New Jersey, New York and the Boston area, extending the community of participating teachers to these areas. View the press release.