Alabama Space Academy for Educators




Thank you for your interest in the Alabama Space Academy for Educators program, our programs are full for 2024 and the application is closed. Please check back this fall for the 2025 application.

Applications closed

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center® has received funding from the Alabama Legislature to bring teachers from across the state to a special Space Academy® for Educators.

This professional development program uses the format of astronaut training to convey new ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to the world’s future workforce. The hands-on learning activities are designed to be easily replicated in the classroom and aim to excite students about STEM education. Activities will be geared to span grade levels 4 -9.

*Trainees attending Space Academy® for Educators are housed in the North Campus Residence Hall dormitory at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Transportation is provided between the dorm and camp for the duration of the program.

A Lifetime Opportunity at No Cost

This scholarship includes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Flight suit
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of earned CEUs

Best Practices, Network, Support

The Alabama Educators work together, sharing best practices to create exciting activities for their students and take away new knowledge about technological developments in space-related subjects such as:
  • International Space Station
  • Living and working in microgravity
  • Rocketry
  • Propulsion
  • Astronomy
  • NASA’s plans for traveling to the moon and Mars

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