After 12 years of success on the west coast, EnCorps will expand its work to New York City, partnering with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in helping to fulfill a critical need to expand the city’s STEM teacher pipeline. New York is often called a land of innovation and opportunity, but while the city is driven by world-class finance, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing industries, there remain significant educational inequities.
In 2019, NYSUT Research and Educational Services reported that New York State officials estimate a need of over 180,000 new teachers over the next decade. From 2009 to 2019, enrollment in teacher education programs in New York State declined 53%. The teacher shortage is impacting a growing number of subject areas, especially in high-poverty schools. Big-city districts report severe staffing challenges. EnCorps’ vision is to ensure all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, have a strong STEM foundation to help them navigate an increasingly complex world.
Applications are reviewed and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. 2022A EnCorps Fellows will be matched to a partner school to begin their Guest Teaching semester with an experienced Host Teacher in January-June 2022.