Job Title: Science Teacher
Type of Company: I work for a school in coastal North Carolina.
Education: M.Ed, Science Education
Previous Experience: I was a graduate assistant in college.
Job Tasks: I teach three science classes every semester. I am responsible for covering the standard course of study in each of my biology and physical science classes. I am also responsible for preparing my Advanced Placement Biology and Advanced placement Environmental Science students for the AP exams. I also am co chair for baccalaureate and graduation. This task requires me to serve as a liaison with the company we order announcements and caps and gowns from, work with the seniors to pick a class song, motto and flower, help the kids pick speakers for both events and to set-up and decorate for them too.
I am also department chair which requires me to place orders for my department and to create class schedules, working with the assistant principal or all of my teachers. I am also on the school improvement team. We meet once a month and discuss issues that are brought to us by other teachers, students and or parents.
This year, all teachers were asked to be graduation project advisors. I have really enjoyed this; we are to help our seniors complete all parts of the project.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is interacting with kids all day and watching them grow and mature over their four years of high school. I also love watching them learn and make connections between subjects.
The worst part of the job is the stress induced by trying to complete the standard course of study in the time allotted, and to do it well enough so that kids can do well on the end-of-course test.
1.) Spend lots of times in different types of classrooms before you decide which grade level and subject you want to teach.
2.) Always remember that you are the adult; never try to win one over on a kid.
3.) Always be kind to the office and janitorial staff. They can make the school a much more pleasant place to be.
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.
Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.
Abilene Christian University (ACU), founded in 1906 and affiliated with the Church of Christ, has a long and proud heritage dedicated to educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. Instructors teach students how to think critically and globally in each of their respective programs, while still maintaining a focus on their particular program of study. ACU is an academically notable institution top ranked by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges", as well as The Princeton Review and Forbes.
NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Secondary School Teachers, including: