Our mission is to transition corporate professionals into second careers in education to help ensure that every child in a disadvantaged community receives an excellent math and science education.
The EnCorps Teachers Program helps skilled professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to make the transition into teaching these subjects to younger generations. We are working to close the achievement gap through putting passionate math and science professionals into the classroom so they can pass their knowledge onto future leaders in these industries.
- Shortage of Math and Science Teachers - the nation will need more than 280,000 new mathematics and science teachers by 2015. California alone will require more than 33,000 math and science teachers over the next seven to ten years.
- US Student Unprepared - In a recent international study of 15-year-olds, US students ranked 17th in science proficiency and 25th in math proficiency among students from 57 countries.
- Few College Students Major in STEM Fields - Fewer than 1 in 6 college students in California are majoring in STEM fields, ranking California the 45th state in the nation producing students with STEM degrees.
The EnCorps Teachers Program is an innovative public-private partnership dedicated to increasing the number of critically-needed math and science teachers in California's public middle and high schools.
We help talented second career professionals and retirees in science, healthcare, technology, engineering, finance, and math-related professions explore careers in math and science education and successfully transition into teaching and tutoring jobs in high needs, public school classrooms.
To find out if you are eligible for EnCorps, visit our eligibility page.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions here.