STEM Teachers in Texas

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are High Need Areas

STEM Teachers are in High Demand

Share your passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with your students by becoming their teacher! These subjects are vital to our students’ futures.

STEM teachers are in-high demand, especially mathematics at the secondary level. Many schools are offer expanded STEM programs, due to the high demand for jobs in the technology sector. To help meet this demand, districts are continuously seeking to hire more STEM teachers. These subjects unfold to play a key role in the stability and growth of our economy. You can assure students are ready to enter the workforce and lead a new generation. Their future success starts when you become their STEM teacher.

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Why STEM and How This Makes a Difference

It’s time to spark some creativity! As a STEM Professional, your experience is highly sought-after. Be a leader and share what you’ve learned by teaching the next generation of innovators and critical thinkers! Your unique experience and expertise in the field can translate to the classroom. If you’re passionate about a STEM subject, and enjoy working with children, the foundation of an effective teacher has already been laid. The classroom is waiting.

Steps to Becoming a STEM Teacher

To be considered for admission, it is required that you have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Texas Teachers is a state-approved program and offers various STEM certification subject areas. Please review the list below to identify which area interests you:

  • Chemistry 7–12 (240)
  • Computer Science 8–12 (241)
  • Health Science 6–12 (273)
  • Life Science 7–12 (238)
  • Marketing 6–12 (275)
  • Mathematics 4–8 (115)
  • Mathematics 7–12 (235)
  • Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering 6–12 (274)
  • Mathematics/Science 4–8 (114)
  • Physical Science 6–12 (237)
  • Physics/Mathematics 7–12 (243)
  • Science 4–8 (116)
  • Science 7–12 (236)
  • Technology Applications EC–12 (242)
  • Technology Education 6–12 (171)

Step 1: Training
After submitting an application and enrolling in our program, you will gain lifetime access to our comprehensive and engaging online training, which will help prepare you for the classroom.

Step 2: Testing
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires all candidates to pass a content area exam in oder to become eligible to teach in a STEM classroom. The TExES exams are administered by Pearson.

We’re commited to helping you succeed which is why we have created test prep modules, designed specifically for many of the exams listed above. After you apply, your Program Advisor will be in contact with the test preparation details and any additional resources.

Step 3: Teaching
You will teach for one year, with full pay and full benefits, under the guidance of a Field Supervisor. Your Field Supervisor is an experienced educator, assigned to you by Texas Teachers, to observe you in the classroom and provide support throughout this first year teaching.

Upon successful completion of your internship year and program requirements, you will become a fully certified teacher. STEM teachers are in very high demand in Texas. Make a difference in your future students lives’ by becoming a certified teacher today.

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The Role of the STEM Teacher

Effective STEM teaching strategies include hands-on experiments, field trips, and other non-conventional approaches that encourage students to explore the real-world applications of the field. Students excel when they are compelled to seek out answers themselves.

Your career as a STEM teacher may also involve coordinating school competitions and coaching students on these events.

Responsibilities of a STEM teacher

  • Delivering STEM instruction through project-based learning methods
  • Teaching approved curriculum with clear objectives for learning
  • Creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students
  • Assessing the accomplishment of students by tracking scores and creating progress reports
  • Building effective relationships with parents and students through regular communication
  • Teaching students to work collaboratively to solve problems and to think both logically and creatively

Qualities of a good STEM teacher

  • Interested in and knowledgeable about their STEM subject matter
  • Passionate about teaching and connecting with students
  • Analytical thinker who is patient and resourceful
  • Dedicated to continuous learning and staying current in the field
  • Socially intelligent and culturally proficient
  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues

Are you ready to learn more about becoming a STEM teacher in Texas? Apply for free and one of our expert Program Advisors will contact you to help you develop a personalized path to certification!

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