Knowles Teacher Initiative
Overview: The Knowles Teacher Initiative, formerly the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, award approximately 35 Fellowships annually to early-career high school science and mathematics teachers. The program is designed to support fellows in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom.
Throughout the five-year program, Knowles Teaching Fellows receive mentoring and coaching from a staff of experienced teachers and teacher educators, financial support, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 300 STEM educators.
To be eligible for a Knowles Teaching Fellowship, applicants must:
- have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career;
- have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach no later than the start of the fellowship;
- have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables him or her to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States;
- and be entering his or her first or second year as teacher of record during the beginning term of the fellowship.