Amazon Future Engineer Teacher Ambassadors
Are you an educator committed to equity in computer science? We encourage you to apply.
Join a national network of educators seeking to increase access and opportunity in computer science for all students working alongside industry experts at Amazon!
The Amazon Future Engineer Teacher Ambassador Program exists as a paid fellowship experience designed to increase access to computer science and technology for all students and teachers.
Teachers from across the United States representing a diverse range of grades, regions, and communities are selected annually for a two-year cohort experience with curated equity by design professional development and industry access to Amazon.
Ambassadors are formally recognized by Amazon and will work in partnership with Amazon Future Engineer to scale computer science equity in their local communities as models for what can be done across the country.
“The Amazon Future Engineer program is very supportive of the teachers. They want to develop the student on so many levels. It is the first step into delving into the Computer Science world.”2023 Teacher Ambassador - Tiffany Pace
“Having access to Amazon Future Engineer programs helps my students because they’re able to really see computer science in a way that resonates with them. The Amazon Future Engineer programming really does a great job of tying in real world connections.”2023 Teacher Ambassador - Michelle Pierce
“I feel so privileged and blessed that I’ve been able to be part of this Amazon Future Engineer program because not only has it made me a better teacher and provided me opportunities to make my classroom more engaging and fun, it’s given students a chance to kind of open up and learn as well.”2023 Teacher Ambassador - Tymond Tran
“I would suggest that people get more involved with Amazon Future Engineer - just because it helps their students. It’s free. You just need to put a little time and effort into getting to know the curriculum and you’re good to go.”2023 Teacher Ambassador - Darren Erhardt
“I believe the impact of being exposed to STEM has been very helpful for students who look like me and didn’t believe that they could have a job in engineering or marketing or as a scientist. They felt like there were only certain jobs they could have. But this exposure expands their horizons. It lets them know that that whatever they put their minds to, they can accomplish it. It has nothing to do with skin color, has nothing to do with their community or environment.”2023 Teacher Ambassador - Camilia Williams
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher Ambassador Program?
What will Teacher Ambassadors do?
- Join and foster a network of CS and technology educators nationally
- Through an empathy process, deeply understand the challenges teachers grapple with when trying to implement CS products and increase access to CS for all students
- Implement AFE-endorsed products, tools, and resources in order to define and test common challenges such as differentiating for specific student groups
- Build communication skills through public speaking engagements, writing for social media, or publishing a blog
What will Teacher Ambassadors recieve?
- Small yearly stipend
- Cohort experience with in-person and online networking opportunities
- Curated professional development with focus on design for equity for CS access
- Travel to annual convenings and access to CS & Tech conferences
- Exclusive access to Amazon employees and education products
- Opportunity to develop communication and presentation skills
What is the time commitment of the Teacher Ambassador Program?
What is the criteria for applying to become a Teacher Ambassador?
Additionally, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum of two (2) years teaching experience in K-12, any subject, and currently teaching/working in a school
- A commitment to teaching or working in a school / school district
- Instructional excellence and record of student achievement
- Demonstrate a commitment to increasing equitable access to Computer Science (CS)
- Not required but preferred: Teach or work in a school that is: Title 1 and/or > 40% Free/Reduced Lunch (FRL) student enrollment OR > 30% Black/Latinx/Native American (BLNA) student enrollment OR federally verified rural