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Science Teachers in Michigan

Become a Certified Teacher in this High Need Area

Science Teachers are in High Demand

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!

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The Responsibilities of a Science Teacher

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:

  1. Teaching standardized curriculum in engaging ways
  2. Conducting hands-on science experiments with students
  3. Assigning homework, including reading and science projects
  4. Evaluation of student performance through tests, reports, and lab activities
  5. Staying current on the latest technology and scientific discoveries
  6. Coordinating school science fairs
  7. Mentoring students and preparing them for science competitions
  8. Leading science-related field trips

Qualities of a Good Science Teacher

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:

  1. An ability to bring science lessons to life with real-world applications
  2. An understanding of their students’ different learning styles
  3. An awareness of their students’ sensitivities and differences
  4. A talent for engaging students at a higher level of thinking
  5. A commitment to continual professional development
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Steps to Becoming a Science Teacher

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:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Earth/Space Science
  4. Integrated Science
  5. Physical Science
  6. Physics

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.

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Additional Resources

The following is a brief list of online resources dedicated to the advancement of science teacher training in Michigan.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust