•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.
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 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 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.
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Cohort 2021B Fellows
Apply December 2020-May 2021
From December 2020 – April 2021, EnCorps will accept Fellows for our 2021B cohort to go through Guest Teacher Training in June and Guest Teach (volunteering a minimum of 2 hours per week) for 1-2 semesters beginning in September 2021. Fellows will work with an experienced host teacher and be placed at a local school. This can typically be done alongside working in industry.
Fellows may then choose from two timelines:
•In the Accelerated Pathway, Fellows begin teaching in August 2022 by either earning a Career and Technical Education (CTE) credential (engineering, information technology, biomedical sciences, etc) simultaneous to their volunteer experience or beginning a Single Subject Intern Credential (math, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science) program in the spring or summer. *Please note: to earn a CTE credential, Fellows must have at least 3 years of professional industry experience.
•In the Standard Pathway, Fellows begin teaching in August 2023. From fall 2022-spring 2023, Fellows will practice, learn, and build teaching skills by earning a Single Subject Credential in a Traditional or Residency program.
•In the Accelerated Pathway, Fellows begin teaching in August 2022 by earning an alternative teacher licensure. To pursue an alternative teaching license, Fellows will need to have a job offer from a school and complete coursework alongside full time teaching in their first year teaching.
•In the Standard Pathway, Fellows begin teaching in August 2023. From fall 2022-spring 2023, Fellows will practice, learn, and build teaching skills by earning a teacher license in a Traditional or Residency program.
EnCorps Fellows come from a diverse range of STEM industries, but share a core commitment to public service and teaching in high needs schools.
The EnCorps team would love to hear from you. Contact us now and learn how we can help you become a teacher in California and Colorado.