We calculated that 17% of Science Teachers are proficient in Classroom Management, Student Learning, and Professional Development. They’re also known for soft skills such as Communication skills, Patience, and Physical stamina.
We break down the percentage of Science Teachers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Classroom Management, 17%
Created classroom management plan, implementing academic goals for urban, low socioeconomic students who required significant structure and meaningful relationships.
- Student Learning, 16%
Collaborated with colleagues and administrators in Professional Learning Communities to develop and apply new methods for enabling student learning.
- Professional Development, 6%
Researched professional development, best practices, models of district-wide implementation and program evaluation for reading integration into science class initiative.
- Special Education, 5%
Worked cooperatively with Special Education Teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist students included in regular class room assignments
- Instructional Materials, 5%
Adapted instructional materials to meet the needs of a highly diverse student population educationally, culturally and differing ability levels.
- Student Records, 5%
Supervised laboratory experiments Implemented New York State based curriculum in Science Maintained student records Supervised approximately 200 students per day
"Classroom Management," "Student Learning," and "Professional Development" aren't the only skills we found Science Teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Science Teacher responsibilities that we found, including: Communication skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a Science Teacher to have. According to a Science Teacher resume, "Teachers must share ideas with their students, other teachers, and school administrators and staff" Science Teachers are able to use Communication skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "Assumed all responsibilities of a classroom teacher including professional development, communication with parents, assessments of students, staff meetings" While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many Science Teacher duties rely on Patience. This example from a Science Teacher explains why: "High school teachers must stay calm in difficult situations, such as when students struggle with material." This resume example is just one of many ways Science Teachers are able to utilize Patience: "Helped meet educational goals through clear expectations and patience in Biology and Life Science. "
See the full list of Science Teacher skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a Science Teacher. We found that 70.1% of Science Teachers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 21.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most 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 Science Teachers were not college graduates.
The Science Teachers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Biology and Education, while a small population of Science Teachers studied Elementary Education and General Education, Specific Areas.
Once you're ready to become a Science Teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire Science Teachers. According to Science Teacher resumes that we searched through, Science Teachers are hired the most by Charter Schools USA, The Leona Group, and Dallas ISD. Currently, Charter Schools USA has 19 Science Teacher job openings, while there are 14 at The Leona Group and 10 at Dallas ISD.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Science Teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Guadalupe Centers, New York University, and Brooklyn Friends School. Take Guadalupe Centers for example. The median Science Teacher salary is $112,878. At New York University, Science Teachers earn an average of $108,388, while the average at Brooklyn Friends School is $102,927. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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