Teaching Science

Studies have shown that over half of all elementary students in the United States select science when asked their favorite subject in school.

Science, unlike other subjects, lends itself to the kind of unique and hands-on learning experience that children of that age enjoy. Even as they progress through their education, science often continues to be a favorite subject for many students.

But the news on the science front isn’t all positive. Data from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that science teachers are retiring in large numbers across the United States, leaving many schools struggling to fill the positions with qualified candidates.

The National Science Teachers Association has stated that if post-secondary schools do not start producing more graduates trained in teaching science, the situation could become critical.

Those who enjoy exploring science on a daily basis may find a fulfilling career as a science teacher.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science education is required to work as a science teacher. Some schools may require teaching staff to possess a master’s degree or higher. Regardless of the degree earned, all teachers are required to earn certification prior to being able to practice in their field.

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