e4usa is pleased to announce that it is accepting high school teacher applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Please note that the priority deadline for all applications is Friday, January 29th, 2021 and that selection decisions will be made early in the Spring 2021 term. Feel free to email us with questions at e4usa@umd.edu.

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Eligibility: All Teachers, All Students

High school teachers in all content areas are eligible to join our team! No prior engineering teaching experience is required. The e4usa curriculum is intentionally designed to increase access to engineering by providing a curriculum that can be taught by any high school teacher to any high school student who has completed Algebra I.

High school students who have completed Algebra I are eligible to enroll in our e4usa course. e4usa is an onramp for students to learn about engineering as a profession and as a personal practice. Our course does not require any advanced proficiencies in science or math beyond Algebra I.

Preparing Teachers

e4usa offers a hybrid of online and in-person professional development (PD) experiences to prepare teachers to implement our curriculum. The e4usa PD experience demystifies engineering and empowers teachers to gain the self-efficacy, self-confidence and skills to teach and assess students’ engineering-based competencies.

Curriculum Support

A Community of Practice will be available to support both teachers and students throughout the school year. This Community of Practice is an actively managed network of local faculty members and students from institutions of higher education, leaders in corporations and professional organizations, and e4usa team members. The Community of Practice will allow teachers to ask questions of other engineers and collaboratively plan classroom activities. Members of the network will also provide high school students with mentorship and support.

Financial Support

Financial support is available for all selected e4usa school sites. Selected e4usa teachers will receive a stipend as well as funds to purchase classroom materials and supplies. Contact our e4usa team at e4usa@umd.edu to learn more.