The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship 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 Federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices, applying their extensive knowledge and classroom experiences to national education programs and/or education policy efforts. At the end of the Fellowship, educators are prepared to return home, equipped with access to a national network of education leaders and programs, a better understanding of the challenges and possibilities in STEM education, and a renewed passion for teaching, ready to make significant contributions to their schools and school districts.
Eligibility: Must have taught five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline, willing to relocate for the 11-month fellowship, and currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district in the U.S.
Adapts and shows resilience to create solutions: Fellows integrate their skill set into a full time position where they will manage projects that will impact educators across the country. Upon returning home, fellows apply the knowledge they learned from the Federal agency or Congressional office in their school community.