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KSTF Teaching Fellowships

KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on four selection criteria: science or mathematics content knowledge, commitment to teaching, professional ability and leadership.

  • Science or mathematics content knowledge

A KSTF Teaching Fellow is expected to have exceptional content knowledge in science or mathematics. By the time the fellowship is awarded, the Fellow will have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics or a discipline related to the subject(s) they intend to teach.

In addition, KSTF considers grades in science and / or mathematics courses, the selection (depth and breadth) of coursework, participation in research, teaching experience in that discipline and awards and honors in the discipline as indicators of a Fellow’s content knowledge.

A Teaching Fellow is also able to participate in an informed discussion about his / her discipline and the specific content that he / she plans to teach, both with experts in the field as well as lay persons.

  • Commitment to Teaching
  • professional Ability
  • Leadership

Eligibility for KSTF Teaching Fellowships

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An individual who is in the final year of an undergraduate, master’s, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program in a content area may also be eligible.

Applicants who have earned a content degree within the last five years and are currently enrolled in a secondary teaching credential program at the time of application, or have completed their secondary credential no earlier than the fall term before the application deadline, are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program.

However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.

If you are not sure if you are eligible, please read the selection criteria and then contact us at teachers@kstf.org with any additional questions.

Application Process will open from : 1st October 2010
Closing Date  for KSTF Teaching Fellowships :  January 12 2011