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The STEM Teaching Fellows program is an annual cohort of Southeast Tennessee educators from across the region who engage in a year of professional development activities focused on STEM best practices. These teachers become STEM leaders for their schools and districts.  Over the course of the year, members of the cohort receive training and coaching on best practices in problem-based learning, inquiry teaching, cross-curriculum integration and technology integration.

Working with leaders from business and post-secondary education, the fellows develop STEM lessons and projects for immediate implementation in the classroom. Exposure to innovative instructional strategies and classroom tools provides them with resources and ideas for their students and fellow colleagues.

Applications for STEM Fellows cohort 9.0 are still being accepted now until April 20, 2020.


  • Attend the 3 full-days of summer professional development

  • Attend 4 full-day workshops during the school year 

  • Complete a job shadow with a regional STEM business during the Fall semester

  • Lead a STEM-focused community project (e.g. Family STEM Night, partnership event, etc)



  • STEM Fellows receive a stipend to recognize their time and dedication to learning

  • Travel assistance is available to our regional STEM Fellows traveling further than 60 miles

  • Access to curricular materials, resources, and supplies

  • Ongoing coaching and support from Innovation Hub and other STEM Fellows

  • Alumni gain access to the STEM Fellows Alumni Network




Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are open through April 20, 2020! To apply, simply fill out the online application located at the link below, and following the enclosed instructions to send a signed Agreement Letter.

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Questions?  Contact Cliff Brittingham at cbrittingham@pefchattanooga.org or 423.648.4448


STEM Fellows Partners


STEM Fellows Posters

Each year, STEM Fellows create a poster for the end of year celebration that summarizes their community activity and their job shadow experiences

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