Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) provides beginning high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers with five-year fellowships designed to help them become master teachers and leaders. Over the course of the Fellowship, new teachers develop into backbone teachers and leaders through annual meetings (three per year), membership in a professional organization, one-on-one work with a KSTF Program Officer, Teacher Development, and participation in an online community.
Fellows are expected to procure their own full-time teaching positions once credentialed. Teaching Fellows receive a summer stipend and are eligible for a number of professional development grants throughout the year.
KSTF Teaching Fellowships are intended to support beginning high school STEM teachers in the United States. Fellows are chosen from among individuals who:
- Are committed to teaching a STEM subject (e.g., science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics) in the U.S., in grades 9-12;
- Have earned or will earn a degree in a discipline related to the STEM subject(s) they intend to teach;
- Will have a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach grades 9-12
- Have no more than 1 year of teaching experience (as the teacher of record)