Apply to Become One of CSTA’s First Equity Fellows 

Are you committed to improving equitable access and achievement in computer science? Do you want to work at the national level by sharing your expertise? Apply to become a CSTA Equity Fellow. 


We seek K-12 teachers who:

  • have demonstrated success in disrupting the disparities impacting females, underrepresented students of color, English language learners, students with special needs

  • desire to deepen your knowledge, skills, experience, and network to develop as a teacher leader

  • want to collaborate with a diverse, highly skilled cohort of like-minded leaders to have a broader impact



The CSTA Equity Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to develop leadership in equitable teaching practices and advocacy. The program will both provide leadership development opportunities to the fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for all CSTA members.

Equity Fellows will:

  • share their expertise with CSTA members across the globe

  • support the design of professional learning experiences for CSTA members

  • collaboratively design and implement a project to promote equity in CS education

  • showcase their project at the 2020 CSTA Conference


Benefits of the Equity Fellowship include:

  • professional learning with premier leaders in the field, including a 2-day, in-person summit in Fall 2019 and ongoing virtual meetings throughout the year

  • $2,000 stipend 

  • all-expense-paid trips to the 2020 CSTA Conference, with opportunities to present on a national stage

  • support from CSTA staff, expert partners, and dedicated resources to implement selected project

  • prominent recognition on CSTA’s website, the CSTA Conference, and professional learning materials


This application includes:

  1. a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself and your interest in the fellowship,
  2. answers to five short response questions, and
  3. some basic information about you and your school or organization

The application deadline is Monday, August 5, 2019. 


CSTA’s Equity Fellowship is made possible in partnership with Microsoft and Pluralsight One.