Apply Today: Become a STEM Teaching Fellow!

Nov 01, 2018 • Views 349

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education believes students in our nation’s schools deserve the highest quality STEM education we can offer. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics provide students opportunities to explore, understand, and design solutions for the world around them. Our flagship program, the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a unique, competitive, and formative program focused on increasing student interest and learning in STEM disciplines through the support and growth of high-quality STEM teachers.

We focus on forming teachers of the middle grades (5th-8th) because we believe this developmental level is key to fostering interest and engagement in STEM, especially for under-represented populations. Our Fellows work to increase access to quality STEM education in their schools, providing all students with rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities that are attentive to their existing and developing identities.

We invite teachers to apply as school-based teams ranging from 3-5 members, believing teams create a critical mass within schools to create effective STEM learning opportunities for all students. School teams imagine, plan, execute, and measure a school-specific STEM Blueprint to make changes on a school-wide level across the two and a half years of the fellowship.

Ultimately, we seek to form Fellows who believe STEM education can be a pathway to educational equity and a means for young people to define their own futures and be forces for good in the world!

If you are interested in learning more about the Trustey Family STEM Teaching fellows, visit our website.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Photo by Peter Ringenberg/University of Notre Dame

Who We Are Looking For

  • Teachers passionate about improving STEM education for all children, especially early career teachers
  • School-based teams of 3-5 teachers
  • Middle grade teachers (5th-8th) of the STEM disciplines

Learn more about our application criteria. 

The Trustey Experience

The Fellowship is driven by three Summer Institutes in which Fellows travel to the University of Notre Dame to participate in three modules:

1) STEM Integration; 2) Core Instructional Practices; and 3) STEM Blueprint.

Themes of equity, access, and leadership are woven throughout the Summer Institutes.

During the two school years in between, Fellows continue to work on their STEM Blueprints, collect video of their teaching performance, receive feedback from a content coach, and gather for mid-year summits in January.

Benefits for Fellows

  • Extensive professional development in STEM integration, teaching practices, and leadership
  • A national community of STEM educators
  • Content-specific instructional coaching
  • 100 hours/year of professional development that can be used for re-certification
  • FULLY FUNDED travel, lodging, and meal expenses for summer institutes and mid-year summits
  • $6,000 stipend across the duration of the program

Application Process


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