Knowles Teaching Fellows have access to invaluable resources that help transform new teachers into good 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 more than 450 teachers who support one another in their efforts to improve education.

To be eligible for a 2021 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 2011 and September 1, 2021
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, 2016 and no later than September 1, 2021
4
Be a New
Teacher

be entering their first or second year as teacher-of-record during the 2021–2022 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 Teachers Should Apply for a Knowles Fellowship


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The Knowles Fellowship has been the most impactful experience of my teaching career. From project-based learning to student-centered classroom discussions, the professional development provided by Knowles directly and the outside professional development Knowles funded has allowed me to make major shifts in my pedagogy."

Shannon Morey
Knowles Senior Fellow, Physics Teacher, Abbott Lawrence Academy Lawrence, Massachusetts
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The knowledge I’ve gained through Knowles meetings has helped me grow more in five years than I could have imagined. As much as I thought it wouldn’t be possible my first year, I feel confident in my classroom and as a teacher leader, having an overflowing toolbox filled with opportunities afforded to me through Knowles.”

Kylie Bertram
Knowles Senior Fellow, Biology Teacher, Killeen High School, Killeen, Texas
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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 below form 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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