KSTF is dedicated to supporting beginning teachers who are committed to being agents of change in our nation’s schools. Everything KSTF does is grounded in the knowledge that teaching is a professional practice that evolves over time, requires ongoing specialized training, access to expertise and resources, and the support of a like-minded community of professionals dedicated to challenging and supporting ALL students.
There is no question that teaching is both rewarding and challenging, but many promising new teachers leave the profession before they ever get a chance to become excellent teachers. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation established its Teaching Fellowship Program to support beginning teachers of high school math and science from the onset of the credentialing process through the early years of their careers. It is one of the most generous and comprehensive teaching fellowships in the nation, providing tuition assistance, monthly stipends, support for professional development and classroom materials.
KSTF Fellows and Alumni will tell you that the most valuable aspect of the program is being part of a close, collaborative community of highly talented and dedicated new teachers for the five years of the fellowship, and for a lifetime as a KSTF Alumnus. They consider the KSTF Teaching Fellowship experience one of the most important factors in their development as leaders and in their ability to help all students succeed.
KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded in the three disciplinary areas of biology, mathematics and physical sciences to individuals with exceptional content knowledge and a commitment to teaching, and who demonstrate professional ability and the potential for leadership.
If you are passionate about teaching high school math or science and are committed to becoming an outstanding professional teacher with the capability to make a positive impact on the lives of students, we highly encourage you to apply for the KSTF Teaching Fellowship. It can make all the difference.