Use your industry experience to inspire and engage the next generation.

EnCorps provides the support and guidance.

REMEMBER SITTING IN CLASS THINKING, "WHY AM I LEARNING THIS?"

YOUR EXPERIENCE IS THE ANSWER. SHARE IT WITH STUDENTS IN NEED.

Final deadline for 2022A cohort has been extended! Now accepting applications through Dec 3, 2021

ENCORPS TEACHING FELLOWS

What Can You Expect

Gain firsthand experience by being matched with a mentor teacher to serve 2-5 hours per week as a volunteer guest teacher.

•Receive mentorship and coaching from EnCorps staff and an experienced host teacher.

Feel confident with support to complete teaching exams (if applicable) and access to expert counseling and advice on which teacher credential/license type and program to pursue, and how to access funding for it.

•Access opportunities to apply for internal scholarships.

•Establish and improve your teaching practice with a robust slate of professional development and collaborative cohort of peers. Offerings include Summer Residential Institute in June, Fall Institute in October and Spring Institute in March – opportunities to learn and network.

•Begin full time teaching in a school district or charter network within 9 months – 2.5 years (depending on accelerated or standard route selected). Starting salaries typically range from $40,000 to $65,000.

EXPERIENCES

Success Stories

ROSA FONTANA

Accelerated Pathway

Rosa was a systems engineer for Raytheon and Boeing and earned her masters in mechanical engineering from University of Southern California. She joined the EnCorps Teaching Fellowship because she was looking for a career that had meaning and purpose.

Rosa was accepted into the EnCorps Fellowship in June. She spent one semester volunteering in a math classroom with the Incubator School, working with a mentor teacher and developing her teaching practice. In the winter, about 6 months after joining EnCorps, she began a career and technical education credential in engineering and was hired as a CTE engineering teacher with Southern California Regional Occupational Center.

KEITH STOLZENBACH

Standard Pathway

Keith has had a rewarding career in academia, earning his masters and PhD in civil engineering from MIT and serving as a professor both there and at UCLA. He decided to pursue high school teaching as a way of giving back.

Keith was accepted into the EnCorps Fellowship in the spring. He spent a full year tutoring and guest teaching at Bright Star Stella Middle Charter Academy, where he worked with a mentor teacher. About 12 months after acceptance into EnCorps, he began the UCLA Impact Residency program where he spent another year in a classroom with a mentor teacher and took coursework toward his single subject credential and master’s in education. In fall 2017 Keith began teaching chemistry and physics full time at Performing Arts Community School.

LATEIRA HAYNES

Accelerated Pathway

LaTeira has an impressive background as a molecular biology and immunology researcher and PhD from UC San Diego. She was inspired by her own teacher and aspires to be a teacher that calls on her students to aspire to achieve more than their circumstances say that they can achieve.

LaTeira was accepted into the EnCorps Fellowship in the fall. She served as a guest teacher at High Tech High North County, working with a mentor teacher that school year. In the spring she began a single subject intern credential program with Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she trained on Saturdays and throughout the summer. She began teaching biology and general science at Dymally High School in the fall, about one year after acceptance into the EnCorps Fellowship.

Timeline

Applicants can apply during several application windows. Here’s what you need to know.

COHORT
2022A
2022B
DEADLINE
FALL
WINTER
SPRING
FINAL
Submit your application by
Sept 10, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
Feb 25, 2022
May 13, 2022
Learn if you're invited to video screen
Sept 17, 2021
Nov 14, 2021
Mar 2, 2022
May 16, 2022
Final interviews
Sept 20-Oct 16, 2021
Nov 30-Dec 5, 2021
Mar 7-Mar 29, 2022
May 21-May 26, 2022
Guest teacher orientation
January 2022
January 2022
June 2022
June 2022
Guest teaching placement
January 2022
January 2022
Aug 2022
Aug 2022
Full time teaching as early as
Aug 2022
Aug 2022
Aug 2023
Aug 2023

Do your part to address inequalities in education

EnCorps Fellows come from a diverse range of STEM industries, but share a core commitment to public service and teaching in high needs schools.

Learn More

The EnCorps team would love to hear from you. Contact us now and learn how we can help you become a teacher in California,  Colorado and New York.

Not ready to explore teaching?

Volunteer as a virtual math tutor twice per week for two academic semesters to get your feet wet.