KSTF Teaching Fellowships for High School STEM Teachers in USA , and applications are submitted till October 29, 2014. Knowles Science Teaching Foundation announces teaching fellowships to support beginning high school STEM teachers in the United States. During the five years of the Fellowship and beyond, KSTF provides its Fellows with countless opportunities to develop multiple dimensions of professional knowledge. The program also reinforces the importance of continually inquiring into and improving their teaching practice. Fellows are eligible to receive professional development grants valued at up to $4,000 per year to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring and practitioner inquiry. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level: Fellowships are available for early-career science and mathematics teachers. During the five years of the Fellowship and beyond, KSTF provides its Fellows with countless opportunities to develop multiple dimensions of professional knowledge. The program also reinforces the importance of continually inquiring into and improving their teaching practice.
Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for teaching a STEM subject (e.g., science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics) in U.S. high schools.
Deadline: October 29, 2014
Funded By: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): KSTF Teaching Fellowships are targeted for US citizens and Non US citizens
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: These teaching fellowships will be awarded for a period of five years.
‣ Scholarship covers: Fellows are eligible to receive professional development grants valued at up to $4,000 per year to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring and practitioner inquiry. In addition to professional development grants, Fellows are eligible to receive the following support: -Summer stipends -Teaching material grants of up to $1,200 per year for classroom initiatives -A one-time National Board Certification grant of $2,000 -Leadership grants available every year When requesting grant support, Fellows must submit a proposal outlining needs, goals, potential outcomes, cost justification and proposed methods for measuring impact. This process helps Fellows develop the skills and knowledge to successfully compete for resources and awards from other sources in the future.
‣ KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education.
‣ The KSTF five-year KSTF Teaching Fellowships , one of the most generous and comprehensive professional development programs for STEM teachers, provides its Fellows access to a close, collaborative community of like-minded colleagues.
‣ 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 have earned by September 2015, a degree in a discipline related to the STEM subject(s) they intend to teach;
‣ Have outstanding current content knowledge with recent formal education in the STEM subject(s) they intend to teach (typically within the last 5–10 years);
‣ Have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their career;
‣ Will have a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach grades 9-12 in the United States by September 1, 2015, that was not awarded before January 1, 2010; and
‣ Have no more than 1 year of teaching experience (as the teacher of record) as of September 1, 2015.
Selection Criteria for KSTF Teaching Fellowships
‣ KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on three criteria: the potential to develop the content knowledge needed for teaching, the potential to develop exemplary teaching practices, and the potential to develop the qualities of a teacher leader.
‣ Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop in each of these areas in order to be selected.
‣ Once selected, Teaching Fellows focus on growth in these areas over the three phases of the program.
Notification for KSTF Teaching Fellowships
‣ All applicants that are selected as semi-finalists will be required to participate in a telephone interview that will take place in late January 2015.
‣ This one-hour interview will provide the selection committee with the opportunity to learn more about you.
‣ If you are selected as a finalist for the 2015 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship, you will be required to participate in a selection interview which will take place in Philadelphia from March 13–14, 2015.
‣ Finalists are expected to be available for and participate in all selection activities, which will begin at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 and end at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
‣ KSTF will cover all expenses associated with travel, food and lodging for the interview weekend.
‣ All applications for the KSTF Teaching Fellowship must be submitted online.
‣ The application requires the following components:
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 29, 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.