Find out if you are eligible for teacher certification/licensure through EnCorps

EnCorps Fellows come from a diverse range of STEM industries, but share a core commitment to public service and teaching in high needs schools. They are lifelong learners who inspire a love of STEM in others and who believe that all students can achieve. Fellows earn a teacher certification and apply their STEM industry expertise to high needs schools in under-resourced communities.


Qualifications to become a teacher through EnCorps

•Currently live in an area we serve (California: Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Diego, North Orange County; Colorado: Greater Denver Area)

•Have at least 1 or more years of work or research experience as a STEM industry professional OR possess an advanced degree in a STEM field

•Be fully eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen, Permanent Resident)

•Possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.50 or higher (foreign degrees must be independently evaluated to determine equivalency)

•Not currently hold a teaching credential / license in a core subject in the state in which you are applying


EnCorps is a selective program, accepting 18.7% of applicants as Fellows in the last three years. Our research-based approach to screening and selecting candidates prioritizes the following competencies:

Leadership and Influence

Mission Alignment

Achievement in STEM Fields

Resilience / Grit

Personal Responsibility

Growth Mindset / Lifelong Learning Orientation

Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

For more information, see Applicant FAQs