Knowles Teaching Fellows have access to invaluable resources that help transform new teachers into great teachers who make a difference in the lives of students in their classroom, their school and beyond.

Financial Support

Knowles Teaching Fellows have access to funding
for professional development,
classroom materials and stipends.

* Fellows are eligible for grants, but must request funds.

Coaching & Mentoring

Knowles Teaching Fellows are supported by experienced teachers who assist with a wide range of personal and professional challenges faced by new teachers.

Community Membership

Knowles Teaching Fellows are able to tap into a national network of nearly 450 teachers who support one another in their efforts to improve education.

To be eligible for a 2022 Knowles Teaching Fellowship, individuals must:

1
Be Committed to Teaching

have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career
2
Have a Recent
Content Degree

have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach between 2012 and September 1, 2022
3
Have a Credential/
Certificate/License

have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9-12 in the United States no earlier than January 1, 2017 and no later than September 1, 2022
4
Be a New
Teacher

be entering their first or second year as teacher-of-record during the 2022–2023 academic year. For the purpose of eligibility, we consider an applicant’s first year of teaching to be the first year in which they teach full time for the full academic year as the teacher-of-record.

Read Why New Math and Science Educators Should Apply for a Knowles Education Fellowship


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Knowles has had the strongest impact on my teaching over any other support or learning."

Sarah DiMaria
Knowles Senior Fellow, Math Teacher, Cedars International Next Generation High School, Austin, Texas
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I think having a safe space to present my work has helped catalyze my transformation from early, novice teacher to teacher leader."

Sarah Smithback
2016 Knowles Teaching Fellow, Chemistry Teacher, The International High School for Health Sciences, Queens, New York
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Do you know someone who is starting their career as a high school mathematics or science teacher? If so, the Knowles Teaching Fellowship could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Please fill out the form below to refer a potential Fellowship applicant. Once you submit this form, an email about the Knowles Teaching Fellowship will automatically be sent to the prospective Fellow.
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