Science Teaching Fellowships - Teaching in Secondary Schools
The Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation was established in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teachers in grades 9-12 in United States schools. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation supports individuals and programs designed to encourage and sustain young scientists and mathematicians as they dedicate their lives to teaching other young people and to becoming leaders in the field of education. The Foundation also supports efforts that provide insight into how to best prepare high school science and mathematics teachers.
The Knowles established the foundation in recognition of the importance of quality science and mathematics instruction to the well-being and future of our country as well as in appreciation of the many dedicated science and mathematics teachers that helped shape their lives.
Those Knowles Science Teaching Fellows who are applying to become members of the cohort will be selected from among young men and women who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in one of the physical sciences such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, engineering and/or mathematics from a recognized institution of higher education.
Fellows should have received their most recent degree within the past five years. Also an applicant might be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined B.S. with M.A.T or M.Ed. program or near the completion of their doctoral program. Applicants who will be in their first year of teaching in the next academic year are also eligible. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please read the selection criteria and then contact the fellowship at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
The application for a Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship does not depend on having been admitted to an education program that leads to a science or mathematics teaching license. However, the award of the fellowship does require the fellow to have been admitted to such a program.
NYC Teaching Fellows
The New York City Teaching Fellows Program offers fellows the opportunity to work in the classroom while obtaining a master's degree in education. Fellows receive extensive training in the summer before, and then apply for placement at a NYC high-need school. While teaching, they attend night and summer classes at one of the participating universities. Students earn the same as other NYC public school teachers, and their salaries usually start at about $50,000. The master's degree tuition is partially funded by the program.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree by the start of the program, a 3.0 GPA, and be a US citizen.
Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.
The program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. Scholarship and stipend recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support.
The program is university-specific, but many universities do offer the scholarship, including Tufts University outside of Boston, MA. Students first apply for admission to the specific program, and then proceed with the fellowship application.
For general information on the Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship and a list of programs by state, visit: http://nsfnoyce.org.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow's completing the master's degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure. Students receive a $30-$32,000 stipend in addition to admission to a master's degree program at a participating university.
Must be US citizens or permanent residents, have a bachelor's degree in a STEM field and have at least a 3.0 GPA.