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 (Greater Sacramento Area and Inland Empire, Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, Greater San Diego Area, Greater Denver Area, Greater New York City)

•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 / certification 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