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How to Become a Science Teacher

Start an Exciting Career in STEM

Science Teacher Introduction

Science teachers inspire and educate students in the scientific method or a specific field of science like biology, physics or chemistry. As a science teacher you can conduct laboratory experiments or take students on field trips in order to teach students how to think critically. Read on to learn about the certification you’ll need to become a science teacher.

Job Outlook

The future for teaching careers in science is extremely promising, especially now that there is an urgent need for hires in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) department.

Many job opportunities that await science enthusiasts are staggering; however, some states and subject areas have more urgent demands than others. For instance, Texas endured a statewide shortage for science teachers during the 2016-2017 school year.

Math Teacher Shortage

Steps to Become a ScienceTeacher

Jumpstart your teaching career in science by completing the following steps:

  1. Apply to our program. A degree is required by an accredited college or university, but it does not have to be in Education or in any other specific concentration. The application is free and an expert Program Advisor will answer all of your program questions and walk you through your path to certification.
  2. Testing. Once you have chosen the area you wish to teach, you must pass the corresponding TExES content exam. We offer many test preparation courses that you can use to help you study once you are officially admitted into the program and have paid your low one time enrollment fee.
  3. Online Training. Our teacher training is offered in an online format so that you can learn at your pace and on your schedule. The research-based curriculum is continually updated to provide the most effective and relevant preparation for teaching in today’s classroom.
  4. Start Teaching! Once you’ve completed your training modules and passed your exams, we will provide you with a mentor for your first year of teaching.

Science Certification Areas

Science Teacher Salary Expectations

The average salary for a Science Teacher is $48,129 per year in Texas.

Salary estimates are based on 1,853 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Science Teacher employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. Last updated March 7, 2018.

Salary Expectations per School Level

Math Teacher Shortage


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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