Eligibility

Eligibility for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship requires that all applicants:

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of applying (by the November 2015 application deadline).
  • Have a minimum of five years full-time classroom teaching experience prior to completing 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 11 months.

In addition:

  • Current and former Einstein Fellows are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship.
  • Eligible individuals may apply a maximum of 3 times within a 6 year period.
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