A science teacher helps students test assumptions about the physical environment. It’s about encouraging young people to be curious about what surrounds them. Become a science teacher through Michigan Teachers and help students explore the world around them, and reach new heights!Get Started
The responsibilities of a science teacher will differ based on the age of the students and the area of specialty being taught. In general, they include the following:
A skilled science teacher goes above and beyond the state curriculum. They incorporate everyday situations into their lessons. That’s why an effective science teacher has many of the following qualities:
The Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program is approved by the state of Michigan to certify educators in science. All you need is a four-year bachelor’s degree with a 2.9 GPA to get started. Along with your completed application, we will require official transcripts to admit you to our program.
Step 1: Training
After being admitted to our program, you will complete innovative, engaging online training, and teacher observations to get you ready for the classroom. The Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program provides extensive training in pedagogy, allowing science teachers to gain all of the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective teacher before ever stepping foot in the classroom.
Step 2: Testing
Potential teachers seeking their Michigan Standard Certificate must first pass the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification). If you are planning to teach science at the elementary (K-5) level you will need to pass the 103 Elementary Education MTTC.
Secondary school science teachers will need to pass the MTTC Subject Area of Examination based on their area of specialty. The following are the science areas of specialty offered by Michigan Teachers:
Michigan Teachers will be with you every step of the way with cutting-edge test preparation materials, all available on our Study Resources page.
Step 3: Teaching
From the very moment you begin teaching, you will earn full pay and benefits. You will be guided by Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow through the assignment of a Field Supervisor. In collaboration with a campus mentor, you will be supported during your three years on an interim teaching certificate. This is required to qualify for a standard certificate.
Whether you’re interested in teaching at the elementary or secondary level, science educators are in high demand in Michigan. Take this opportunity and share your curiosity and experience with a child. Let Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow help you become a certified teacher.Get Started