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Volunteer STEM Teaching Fellowship

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Focus Areas
Science / Technology
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Position Type

Explore becoming a science, technology, engineering or math teacher in an under-resourced community. EnCorps supports STEM professionals ready to explore transitioning to STEM teaching. Please note that to qualify for the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program, applicants must not currently have a California teaching credential / license /  certification in the core subject they intend to teach.

About the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program recruits career-changing STEM professionals interested in teaching in an under-resourced community. Once accepted into the program you are known as an EnCorps Fellow and will work with your dedicated Program Coordinator to develop an individualized plan to enter the teaching profession within one year or two to three years.

As an EnCorps Fellow you will: 

  • Receive 1:1 planning and support from your Program Coordinator to navigate the teacher credentialing process
    Volunteer guest teach for two hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks in one of EnCorps’ high-needs partner schools
  • Receive a $200 travel stipend once your guest teaching is completed
  • Gain access to online learning resources, workshops and attend EnCorps’ annual Learning Summit
  • Join a community of career-changing STEM professionals who believe in educational equity
  • Make a tangible difference in a student’s life by giving them an equitable, high-quality STEM educationTo be eligible for the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program, you will:
  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Have at least 1 year of hands-on STEM industry work experience or have an advanced degree in a STEM field*
  • Financial plan to participate in unpaid Guest Teaching for two hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks. ($200 travel stipend provided upon completion)

To qualify as an EnCorps Fellow you must be mission-aligned and meet the following requirements:


  • You have STEM industry or education experience that you are eager to share with students
  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.50 or higher*
  • Do not currently have a teaching credential / license / certification in math or science in the state in which you are applying
    Live in an area we serve:
    • California: Greater San Francisco Bay Area; Greater Los Angeles Area / North Orange County; Greater San Diego Area; Greater Riverside Area; Greater Sacramento Area
      New York: New York City Metropolitan Area 
    Are eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen or Permanent Resident) 

*In California, if your degree is not in a STEM subject you will have to pass the CSET. In NY,  you must earn 30 credits in the subject you wish to teach.

*Looking for backgrounds in: Accounting, finance, banking, mathematics, statistics, data analyst, computer programmer, IT, coding, product manager, engineering (civil, mechanical, ALL), healthcare, scientific research, biotech, lab work, etc.

For more specific eligibility and FAQ’s, please see

EnCorps Mission and Vision
MISSION: EnCorps advocates for STEM educational equity. Anchored in our belief that traditionally underrepresented students belong in STEM, we prepare STEM role models to educate and inspire students who lack equitable access to a high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education.

VISION: We see a future where students from under-resourced schools have the education and confidence to choose a STEM career so they may thrive in an increasingly complex and diverse world.

Ready to Explore Becoming a STEM Teacher: 

Not ready to teach? Volunteer!
Become a volunteer, virtual math tutor with the EnCorps STEMx Tutors Program. You will virtually tutor math to a middle school student for one hour, twice a week with the individualized support of your dedicated EnCorps Program Coordinator.

Volunteer Today:


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