Each year, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. KSTF believes the commitment to teaching merits the deepest respect and support. The Teaching Fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellows are individuals with a strong background in mathematics or science who demonstrate a commitment to teaching high school science and mathematics in the United States. The fellowship is not intended to support individuals who are pursuing teaching on a temporary basis, as a stepping stone to another career or as a second career. An ideal candidate can demonstrate leadership and achievement in past endeavors, has experience with adolescents and/or teaching, and can articulate his/her motivation for becoming a teacher.
Applicants may only apply for one fellowship in an application cycle and must choose mathematics, physical science, or biology. Applications will be evaluation in part on their content knowledge in the area they choose and their reasons for choosing to teach that subject. Additionally, fellows become part of a cohort of teachers focused on developing pedagogical and content knowledge in a specific discipline. It is strongly recommended that applicants choose the program that most closely aligns with their own disciplinary strengths and the subject they can commit to teaching for at least half a day. The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is intended to support beginning high school science and math teachers.