Teacher Externship Application

Information before you apply to be a Teacher Extern

The goal of a Teacher Externship is to help teachers better connect the content and skills they teach to the needs of Iowa's STEM workplaces throughout our state.

  • Teacher Externships are geared toward secondary STEM educators.
  • Externs are expected to work for 200 - 240 hours for the extern host, typically starting in June and ending in July for 5-6 full-time weeks. Extern hosts are often flexible in adjusting work schedules to meet the needs of their teacher externs.
  • Teacher Externs earn a stipend of up to $5,000 and three graduate credits through the University of Northern Iowa's Continuing Education program paid for by the Teacher Externships program. 

Teacher Externship matches will be made based on workplace needs and teacher qualifications, skills and interests.  Externship placements will begin in March and will extend into the spring.

Click Here to Apply for the 2022 STEM Teacher Externship Program


Please note: Submission of an application does not guarantee a summer externship placement.