Are you a STEM professional interested in becoming a teacher?


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VacavilleVacaville, CA 95687


The Problem:
Enduring STEM achievement, access, and literacy gaps disproportionately limit low income, under-resourced, and minority student opportunities. Furthermore, there is a severe shortage of good teachers to do something about it.

Our Solution:
Get Involved! By joining the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program (, you will take the first step to expanding these opportunities and exploring your role and impact in public education. EnCorps engages STEM industry professionals and military veterans in making a transition to a career in teaching or becoming a volunteer tutor. As an EnCorps Fellow, you will directly influence and inspire todays students, who will become tomorrow's innovators, engineers, scientists, and thinkers.

EnCorps Fellows are STEM professionals in California who are committed to making a firsthand difference in how science and math are taught and learned in our public schools. EnCorps provides a low risk, highly supported pathway to working successfully with students in need, and can help you move into a career that can change the world. We provide unique opportunities for our Fellows, including:

  • Immediate access to working with students by tutoring or guest teaching under the mentorship of a host teacher
  • Assistance and guidance with selecting and applying to teaching credential programs. Beginning with our 2016 cohort, we have scholarship funding available for Fellows who wish to pursue teaching credentials.
  • Support with exams and other teacher credentialing requirements
  • Access to networks and schools as you seek full time employment as a teacher
  • Ongoing professional development via our Fall and Spring Institutes, and our Summer Residential Institute, as well as our monthly webinars, as-needed calls with our Directors, and other informal opportunities
  • A cohort of peers who are all industry professionals interested in engaging in education
EnCorps is free to our Fellows. However, you must apply to our program. In order to qualify, you must meet our pre-requisite requirements:
  • Currently live in an area EnCorps serves (San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Fairfield, Vacaville, Stockton, San Joaquin County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County)
  • Possess at least 3 years of full time work or research experience as a STEM industry professional
  • Be fully eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Work Visa)
  • Hold an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • You must not already hold a California single subject or CTE teaching credential

Additionally, you must complete our online application, which includes short written responses to five question prompts.

Our application season runs from August-May each year. All accepted candidates will begin our program in June 2017. We have a limited number of open spots and accept candidates on a rolling basis; it is in your best interest to apply early!

APPLY NOW for consideration into our 2016 cohort:
The final application deadline for our 2016 cohort is May 16, 2017.

For questions or more information, check out our next EnCorps 101 webinar, applicant FAQ's, or get in touch with Dr. Roger Andersen, Program & Recruitment Director at


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Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2-4 hours / week, initially
  • must be legally able to work in the US, Bachelors Degree with 2.50 GPA

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