Explore Becoming
a STEM Teacher
in California

You can make a difference!

EnCorps supports career-changing STEM professionals 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 within one to three years.


 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

“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. 

-EnCorps Fellow, Dr. LaTeira Haynes, Science Teacher at King Drew High School in Los Angeles, CA


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

  • 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