Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

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Do you have what it takes to be a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison? You can be one of the select educators from around the world who joins our Teacher Liaison ranks each year.

Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs and principles in the classroom to act as advocates for space-based education in their schools and districts. If selected for the program, they receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms.

The program is open to public, private and homeschool teachers and school administrators, including principals, specialists, curriculum and instruction developers and administrators, and others who deliver education programs to students.

Started in 2004, this prestigious, internationally recognized program provides benefits and privileges that improve teaching skills, strengthens resumes and influences space and science education at an international level. More than 250 educators from throughout the world are active Teacher Liaisons. This exclusive Space Foundation program is funded by Lockheed Martin.

We select a new flight of Teacher Liaisons each January. Once selected, Teacher Liaisons may remain active in the program as long as they continue to meet requirements for using and advocating for space-based education in their classrooms or schools.

Who is Eligible?

Teacher Liaisons may be any formal or informal PreK-20 educator, as well as other professionals within the PreK-20 arena. Teacher Liaisons tend to be Master Teachers who want to inspire the next generation of students to pursue and excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but membership is open to educators in all disciplines, ranging from science and math to language arts, physical education, special education or the arts. Applicants need only to demonstrate that they effectively integrate space education within their curriculum.

Teacher Liaison Application Process

  • Create and validate an account
  • Fill out the application questionnaire
  • Submit a lesson to share with other teachers around the world
  • Scan and upload a signed letter of recommendation from your supervisor, principal or superintendent
  • Submit application by Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Teacher Liaison Selection Committee in January 2018

Learn the benefits and requirements of becoming a Teacher Liaison, and fill out an online application, here.

This article is part of Space Watch: October 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 10).