AGS Geography Teacher Fellows


The American Geographical Society’s (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative is a selective nationwide professional development program for Geography teachers who teach Advanced Placement (AP™) Human  Geography (APHG). The Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative was started in 2016, as a means to recognize the teachers from across the United States who teach APHG and provide them with a special year to celebrate the unique experiences they give to students who take the APHG course.

Each year, 50 teachers from across the United States are selected as AGS Geography Teacher Fellows. During the Fellows’ year in the Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative, they receive an invaluable experience by participating in numerous activities aimed at expanding their knowledge base in geography and geospatial science, as well as give them opportunities to interact with other Teacher Fellows and the various and diverse members of the AGS community.

How to Apply 2018-2019

If you, or a teacher you may know, are interested in applying to the AGS Geography Teacher Fellows Program, CLICK HERE for more for more details and applications.  

AGS will be accepting applications until June 22, 2018. 

Teachers eligible to apply for the 2018-2019 class must be at least a year removed from their previous Fellowship. In order to accommodate new incoming applicants, the current class of 2017-2018 must wait one year to re-apply.  The class of 2016-2017 is now eligible to re-apply!


Program Activities & Events

The AGS Teacher Fellows Program awards 50 Advanced Placement (AP™) Human Geography teachers the opportunity participate in a year-long partnership with AGS.

As part of the Geography Teacher Fellows Program, teachers engage in numerous activities including web map building webinars, attending the annual AGS Fall Symposium, and participating in an exclusive Mapathon and workshop.

CLICK HERE to learn more about activities and when they will be taking place.

Past & Present Fellows

The AGS Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative started in 2016.  The first class of 2016-2017 attended the ASG Geography 2050 Fall Symposium and participated in the a Mapathon led by experts in geospatial technology. Now in our second year, the class of 2017-2018 enjoyed the Symposium and Mapathon, as well as webinars tailored to the APHG curriculum.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our past and present AGS Geography Teacher Fellows by clicking on their photograph to see their fellowship year, school, and press release. 

Check Out Where Our Teachers Are Located

Click on the + and – buttons to zoom in and out of the map. Purple points represent this year’s 2017-2018 class; green points represent the class of 2016-2017.

Program Sponsors and Contributers

The AGS Geography Teacher Fellows Initiative is made possible through the generous contributions and volunteer efforts of our sponsors and contributors. Click on their logos to go directly to their sites.