The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is a five-year program that provides early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers with access to invaluable resources that help them transform 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 more than $50,000* in funding
for professional development,
classroom materials and stipends over the course of the five-year Fellowship.

* 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 2023 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 2013 and September 1, 2023
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, 2018 and no later than September 1, 2023
4
Be a New
Teacher

be entering their first, second or third** year as teacher-of-record during the 2023–2024 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. ** Third-year teachers will be eligible for 2023 Fellowships only.

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


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Knowles has provided me with relationships that sustain me. I regularly connect with program officers for advice and support on school/classroom issues. I also connect with other Fellows probably two to three times a week to discuss what is happening in our classrooms/lives and to support one another. We share curriculum, stories, and laughter.”

Helen Huang-Hobbs
2017 Knowles Teaching Fellow, Science Teacher, West Orange High School, West Orange, New York
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For me, the key to avoiding burnout is staying inspired as a learner and creative as a teacher. The financial support of Knowles has kept me in the classroom by helping me reach both of these goals."

Erin Capra
2017 Knowles Teaching Fellow, Science Teacher, West High School, Salt Lake City, Utah
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