Science Teacher (High School)

What Does A Science Teacher (High School) Do?

A high school teacher plans and delivers lessons in one subject to students in grades 9-12.

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How Do I Become A Science Teacher (High School)?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in the subject area to be taught along with additional coursework in education is generally required to obtain this position. A four-year bachelor’s degree in education along with additional training in the area to be taught may also be acceptable, depending on the district.

What is the Average Salary For A Science Teacher (High School)?

High – 92,000
Median – 58,000
Low – 40,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Science Teacher (High School)?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Public Speaking

What Is The Work Environment For A Science Teacher (High School)?

A teacher can work in any public or private school. Teachers are often required to do a lot of work on their own time (e.g., preparation, grading).

What Is The Future Outlook For A Science Teacher (High School)?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

References

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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