EnCorps Teachers

Explore Becoming a STEM Teacher

You can make a difference!

EnCorps, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), supports career-changing STEM professionals ready to explore transitioning to STEM teaching in an under-resourced community in as little as one year.

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.

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Program Benefits

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 $500 guest teacher stipend and an up to $150 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 New York City Metropolitan Area
  • Have STEM industry or education experience that you are eager to share with students
  • 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 math or science in the state in which you are applying
  • Are eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)

The joy I experienced gave me the confidence that I could overcome challenges I may encounter as a public school teacher.

– Chuhyon Corwin, EnCorps Fellow, Research Scientist, and NY City Science Teacher