For Michigan educators:

The Battelle Teacher Academy

The Battelle Teacher Academy page for Michigan STEM educators is hosted by the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Both efforts are managed by Battelle, a non-profit science and engineering institute dedicated to advancing high-quality STEM education nationwide. The program is presented in partnership with the State of Michigan’s MiSTEM Network.

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Grow STEM in your classroom

Bring the best in STEM learning to your classroom with the Battelle Teacher Academy. This program takes educators deep into STEM best practices.

Over a year-long cohort experience, participants hone their confidence and ability to:

  • Build a strong STEM culture and identity inside the classroom
  • Embed design thinking in everyday instruction
  • Leverage authentic problem-based learning units to enhance student engagement
  • Strengthen community partnerships to connect learning to local needs
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Supported by the U.S. Navy

The Battelle Teacher Academy is supported, in part, by the U.S. Navy under a grant to expand the Submarine Industrial Base in the United States.

LARGE SIB Logo Final Approved No BackgroundThe Submarine Industrial Base includes millions of workers across 16,000 suppliers. This network of manufacturers and engineers is essential to the design, construction, maintenance and modernization of the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet.

There are hundreds of Submarine Industrial Base Suppliers in Michigan. Key trades include: Welding, CNC Machining, Pipefitting, Non-Destructive Testing, Additive Manufacturing, Plumbing, Electrical, Machining, and Metrology. 

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Program details

Priority deadline is March 11, 2024


Applicants must:

  • Teach at a school in the State of Michigan
  • Provide direct full-time instruction to students in grades K-12 (Note: This program is open to all content areas including electives)
  • Upon acceptance, ensure delivery of a commitment form signed by the school’s principal supporting the applicant’s participation in the Battelle Teacher Academy

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply to this program with a partner teacher from the same school or district.


Thanks to the generous support of the Submarine Industrial Base of the U.S. Navy, the $1,600 program fee for the 2024-2025 Teacher Academy is waived.

Program expectations include:

  • Attend all program meetings, both virtual and in-person. (See schedule)
  • Complete all program tasks and activities.
  • Implement strategies learned with their classes during the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Complete a W-9 form upon acceptance for payment of the stipend.


  • June 17th – June 20, 2024: In-person workshop in Ann Arbor (full-day)
  • Before workshop: Virtual Asynchronous (half day) Manufacturing 101 Course
  • June – August 2024: One to two-day business externship experience
  • August, September, October, November, January: After-school virtual booster calls (2 hours)
  • February, 2025: Virtual workshop (full-day)
  • April, 2025: Final in-person meeting in Ann Arbor (full-day)


The priority deadline is March 11, 2024. If the cohort fills by this time, a waitlist will be created. Applications will close completely on April 19, 2024.

Selected participants will be notified by May 1, 2024.

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