Why we exist, and What we do
Enduring STEM achievement, access, and literacy gaps disproportionately limit low income, under-resourced, and minority student opportunities. We believe that STEM professionals, when prepared, are uniquely positioned to meaningfully utilize their talent and real-world expertise as EnCorps STEM Teachers to deliver an authentic, rigorous, and relevant STEM education to the students who need it most.
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program recruits, selects, develops, and supports the best and brightest STEM professionals and military veterans to become teachers, as an innovative, long-term solution to the shortage of high quality, impactful educators for under-resourced students in high need communities.
We envision a world where:
- All children will learn to become problem solvers, innovators and creators
- STEM professionals are regularly and actively engaged in public education
- Students see the real-world application of math and science and how it is essential to their future
- Under-represented populations will have a strong presence in STEM professions
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program helps skilled STEM professionals interested in exploring a career transition to teaching to become more personally involved in public education. We provide an entry point for STEM professionals to make the transition into teaching, and enable them to share their passion for math and science with younger generations. By placing STEM professionals in our most needy schools and classrooms, we are working to close the achievement and opportunity gaps, and we are cultivating a new generation of STEM professionals and leaders.