"student learning," "classroom management," and "instructional materials" aren't the only skills we found math and science teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of math and science teacher responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a math and science teacher. We found that 40.9% of math and science teachers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 46.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most math and science teachers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine math and science teachers were not college graduates.
Those math and science teachers who do attend college, typically earn either a education degree or a elementary education degree. Less commonly earned degrees for math and science teachers include a educational leadership degree or a biology degree.
When you're ready to become a math and science teacher, you might wonder which companies hire math and science teachers. According to our research through math and science teacher resumes, math and science teachers are mostly hired by Lighthouse Academies, AMIkids, and Charter Schools USA. Now is a good time to apply as Lighthouse Academies has 2 math and science teachers job openings, and there are 1 at AMIkids and 1 at Charter Schools USA.
If you're interested in companies where math and science teachers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at The Cambridge School of Weston, South Oak Cliff High School, and Houston Independent School District. We found that at The Cambridge School of Weston, the average math and science teacher salary is $56,536. Whereas at South Oak Cliff High School, math and science teachers earn roughly $51,738. And at Houston Independent School District, they make an average salary of $51,051.