Launch Your Purpose-Driven Career:
Explore STEM Teaching
You can make a difference!
While a career transition can be daunting, it can also be an opportunity to embark on a meaningful, purpose-driven career.
As a STEM teacher in an under-resourced community, you have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of problem solvers.
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program® supports career-changing STEM professionals and STEM subject-matter experts ready to explore transitioning to teaching science or math or to become a career and technical educator (CTE) where you apply your industry experience to teach a non-core subject, like computer science.
Once accepted into the program, you are known as an EnCorps Fellow and work with your dedicated 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 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
- Depending on your region (CA, CO or NY) 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 one of the following areas: Greater San Francisco Bay Area; Greater Los Angeles Area / North Orange County; Greater San Diego Area; Greater Riverside Area; Greater Sacramento Area; Greater Denver, CO; Greater NY City
- 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
“One of my passions in life is to see people live up to their potential. I have such fun watching my students grow and accomplish what I know they can do.”
– Dr. LaTeira Haynes, EnCorps Fellow, Immunologist, and Los Angeles Public School Science Teacher