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Become A Chemistry Teacher

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Working As A Chemistry Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $62,263

    Average Salary

What Does A Chemistry Teacher Do At Carthage Central School District

* Other duties may be assigned.
* Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the subject area, curriculum and NYS Learning Standards in assigned content area.
* Teacher demonstrates appropriate preparation employing the necessary instructional practices, materials, and activities.
* Provides evidence that thorough lesson plans have been completed prior to instruction.
* Demonstrates that delivery of instruction is supported by meaningful lesson plans and results in active student involvement, appropriate teacher/student interaction, and encourages student participation in the learning process.
* Utilizes available resources and data to drive instruction.
* Demonstrates classroom management skills supportive of diverse student learning needs, which create an environment conducive to student learning.
* Demonstrates knowledge of student development, an understanding and appreciation of diversity and the regular application of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for the benefit of all students.
* Implements assessment techniques based on appropriate NYS Learning Standards designed to measure student progress in learning.
* Demonstrates that practice is reviewed; effectively assessed and appropriate adjustments are made on a continuing basis.
* Provides supervision of students both in and outside of the classroom in accordance with building and district expectations.
* Reports to school on time.
* Maintains confidentiality.
* Actively supports CCSD Code of Conduct.
* Participates, when appropriate, in continuous professional growth and development related to the field of teaching and/or specific area(s) of expertise.
* Attends required meetings and follows building rules, procedures and district policies.
* Maintains positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with students, staff, caregivers, colleagues, district personnel and community.
* Uses excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, staff, caregivers and community.
* SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises classroom and students.
* OTHER: Performs related duties as required or assigned

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How To Become A Chemistry Teacher

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Education

All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to requiring a bachelor’s degree, states require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. States also typically require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach. Some states require teachers to have a minimum grade point average as well. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Often, teachers are required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing either type of program.

Training

In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and gain experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with other teachers and special education teachers. In addition, teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to be mentors or lead teachers. In these positions, they often work with less experienced teachers to help them improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals. Becoming a principal usually requires additional instruction in education administration or leadership. For more information, see the profiles on school and career counselors, librarians, instructional coordinators, and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

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Chemistry Teacher Career Paths

Chemistry Teacher
Education Consultant Admissions Representative Academic Adviser
Academic Director
8 Yearsyrs
Physics Teacher Instructor Special Education Teacher
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Science Department Chairperson Assistant Principal Assistant Athletic Director
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Instructor Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
8th Grade Science Teacher Biology Teacher Adjunct Professor
Curriculum Director
9 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Faculty Chairperson
Dean
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Principal Education Director Adjunct Instructor
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Chemistry/Biology Teacher Science Teacher Instructor
Director Of Instruction
6 Yearsyrs
Education Consultant Substitute Teacher Pre-K Teacher
Director Of Teacher Education
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Instructional Designer Program Manager
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Chemistry Professor Professor Education Consultant
Educational Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Physics Teacher Math Teacher Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Math And Science Teacher Math Teacher Assistant Principal
High School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Math And Science Teacher Science Teacher Assistant Principal
Middle School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Assistant Principal Adjunct Instructor Instructor
Online Instructor
10 Yearsyrs
Analytical Chemist Senior Scientist Assistant Director
Owner/Director
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Project Manager Vice President
Principal
11 Yearsyrs
Science Department Chairperson Adjunct Faculty Education Director
School Director
7 Yearsyrs
Analytical Chemist Adjunct Faculty Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
8th Grade Science Teacher 8th Grade Teacher Assistant Principal
Vice Principal
9 Yearsyrs
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Chemistry Teacher Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    51.2%
  • Male

    45.3%
  • Unknown

    3.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    72.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.5%
  • Asian

    10.5%
  • Unknown

    3.1%
  • Black or African American

    1.9%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    38.8%
  • French

    10.6%
  • Turkish

    7.1%
  • Hindi

    4.7%
  • German

    4.7%
  • Urdu

    4.7%
  • Arabic

    4.7%
  • Russian

    3.5%
  • Chinese

    3.5%
  • Vietnamese

    2.4%
  • Bengali

    2.4%
  • Japanese

    2.4%
  • Persian

    2.4%
  • Romanian

    1.2%
  • Mandarin

    1.2%
  • Korean

    1.2%
  • Yoruba

    1.2%
  • Malay

    1.2%
  • Kurdish

    1.2%
  • Nepali

    1.2%
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Real Chemistry Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Miami University Oxford, OH Jun 17, 2013 $175,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary New York University New York, NY Sep 18, 2014 $94,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Feb 14, 2013 $92,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary The University of Akron Akron, OH Dec 17, 2013 $90,000
Chemistry Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Aug 09, 2016 $85,700
Chemistry Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Oct 17, 2016 $84,658
Chemistry Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 31, 2015 $83,820
Chemistry Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jun 24, 2015 $83,820
Chemistry Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD May 08, 2016 $83,618
Chemistry Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jan 07, 2016 $83,618
Chemistry Teacher Holton Arms School Inc. Bethesda, MD Jul 01, 2014 $83,375
Chemistry Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 01, 2015 $82,790
Chemistry Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Aug 24, 2015 $82,790
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary California Baptist University Riverside, CA Apr 02, 2014 $69,920
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary State University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton, NY Jun 13, 2014 $68,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Washington State University Pullman, WA Sep 05, 2013 $68,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV Jan 08, 2014 $67,500
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX Mar 24, 2014 $67,500
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA Sep 06, 2013 $67,260
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Pace University New York, NY Jul 30, 2014 $66,000
Chemistry Teacher Saint Joseph Preparatory High School Boston, MA Jan 08, 2016 $65,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA Sep 15, 2014 $56,980
Chemistry Teacher Victor Valley Union High School District Victorville, CA Oct 01, 2013 $56,751
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA Sep 20, 2013 $56,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX Sep 19, 2013 $56,000
Secondary School Chemistry Teacher Atlanta International School Atlanta, GA Aug 17, 2016 $55,000 -
$62,000
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Sep 17, 2014 $53,859
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Saginaw Valley State Universtiy Center, MI Feb 21, 2014 $53,500
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Southwestern Adventist University Keene, TX Jun 06, 2013 $53,000

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Top Skills for A Chemistry Teacher

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Top Chemistry Teacher Skills

  1. Lab Experiments
  2. Chemistry Curriculum
  3. Classroom Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared materials for chemistry lab experiments and demos.
  • Devised and implemented materials to coordinate newly constructed laboratories with new academic chemistry curriculum implemented in September 2000.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to improve classroom management skills and lesson development.
  • Write lesson plans, create homework assignments, quizzes, tests, and grade work for effective learning.
  • Developed and implemented the biology and chemistry curriculum used for academic enrichment program.

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