Explore Becoming a STEM Teacher
You can make a difference!
EnCorps supports career-changing STEM professionals and STEM experts ready to explore transitioning to STEM teaching in an under-resourced community.
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program®participants, known as EnCorps Fellows, work with a dedicated EnCorps Program Coordinator to develop an individualized plan to enter the teaching profession and gain access to guest teaching opportunities and twice monthly online professional development sessions hosted by leaders in education. The STEM Teachers Program is an unpaid fellowship.
In as little as one year, you can be in a Denver, CO middle or high school classroom inspiring the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math professionals. Apply Today!
As an EnCorps Fellow you will:
- Receive 1:1 planning and support from your Program Coordinator to navigate the teacher credentialing process
- Volunteer guest teach for two hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks in one of EnCorps’ high-needs partner schools
- Receive a $200 travel stipend once your guest teaching is completed
- Gain access to online learning resources, workshops and attend EnCorps’ annual Learning Summit
- Join a community of career-changing STEM professionals who believe in educational equity
- Make a tangible difference in a student’s life by giving them an equitable, high-quality STEM education
To be eligible you:
- Live in the Denver Metropolitan Area
- Have one or more years of:
- Work or research experience as a STEM industry professional
- OR possess an advanced degree in a STEM field.
- Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.50 or higher
- Do not currently have a teaching credential / license / certification in a core subject in the state in which you are applying
- Are eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen or Permanent Resident
EnCorps provided the support I needed to transition to STEM Teaching. I gained access to a network of people who, like me, were embarking on a career change. My guest teaching provided me with valuable classroom experience even before I began my certification process. And, EnCorps leaders helped me identify scholarships and jobs that were right for me and offered guidance to help me navigate my first year of teaching.
– Emma Miller, EnCorps Fellow, Researcher, Denver Science Teacher