Are you wondering how you might blend your love of STEM teaching and working with other educators into an engaging, innovative, and sustainable leadership pathway? Then you have come to the right place.
Applications to the 2021-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program open on August 3, 2020.
School staff members provide vital leadership in classrooms and schools, but too often lack opportunities to contribute their knowledge to the development of education policy on a broader scale. For 30 years, the purpose of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is to enable outstanding STEM teachers to bring their school and classroom expertise to the national level and to expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education. Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a Congressional office. Current sponsoring agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Library of Congress (LOC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the US Geological Survey (USGS), and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (SI). After the Fellowship, these exemplary STEM educators transfer their Fellowship experiences into new ways to teach students and engage colleagues.
After the Fellowship, these exemplary STEM educators transfer their Fellowship experiences into new ways to teach students and engage colleagues.
A monthly living stipend of $7,500.
A travel allowance of up to $5,000 for approved travel related to their host agencies and approved professional development opportunities.
An education allowance of up to $1,000 for approved educational expenses aligned with the Fellows’ individual professional development plans.
Reimbursement for moving/relocation expenses up to $3,500 for Fellows relocating from outside of the Washington, DC, area.
Einstein Fellows are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $550 per month (individual plan) or $1,300 per month (family plan) to offset the cost of health insurance.
Commitment to Diversity
We believe that the field of STEM education benefits greatly when teachers reflect the diversity of those they teach. We highly value diversity and encourage minorities and members of under-represented groups to apply.
Eligibility for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program requires that all applicants:
Be a U.S. citizen at the time of applying (by the November 19, 2020 application deadline).
Have a minimum of five complete years of full-time classroom teaching experience prior to submitting the application. Student teaching does not count toward this minimum full-time teaching requirement.
Have been teaching full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. Current employment may be as an educator or district official.
Be currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district in the U.S.
Be able to provide a letter of recommendation from a school district official as one of their three required letters of recommendation.
Be able to obtain a leave of absence from teaching in order to participate in the program for the full eleven months.
15 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Department of Energy
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.
Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program and/or education policy efforts.Current sponsoring agencies include: the Department of Energy (DOE), the Library of Congress (LOC), the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The DOE sponsors up to five placements in congressional offices.
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