TEACH SCIENCE - IMPACT THE FUTURE. Why Consider Teaching as a Career?

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  • TEACH SCIENCE - IMPACT THE FUTURE

  • Why Consider Teaching as a Career?

  • WHY TEACHERS TEACHWhat Teachers Say . . . and the % Who Say It

    Teaching is work they love to do96%They would choose teaching again if starting over80%Teaching is a lifelong choice75%They get a lot of satisfaction out of teaching68%They fell into teaching by chance16%

  • INTRINSIC REASONS FOR TEACHING(internal psychic satisfactions, as personal accomplishment or joy of work)Joy of seeing students learnPerforming a significant social serviceFellow teachers/colleagues relationshipsWork you love to doWork gives sense you are respected and appreciatedTime to spend with family Potential to affect the lives of othersLove of subject taughtLifelong learning opportunities

  • EXTRINSIC REASONS FOR TEACHING(public, external attractions of an occupation, such as money, prestige, and power)Salaries $45,000 - $95,000 range + benefits and improvingStatus positive but sometimes difficult to discernPower unique power over studentsWork Schedule June, July, and August two semesters of 18 weeks plus 10 teacher work days185 days total compared to 260 M-F in one yearBenefits retirement, health/dental/vision, low interest loansJob Security tenure after two yearsOpportunities for Increased Pay pay scale (% each year and additional step on pay scale)Opportunities for Advancement curriculum specialist, department chair, counselor, assistant principal, principal, superintendent

  • SAMPLE SALARY SCHEDULESAnaheim Union High School Districthas a student population of approximately 37,000, including Adult Education. The District covers 46 square miles and stretches across the cities of Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma and Stanton. Our students, who speak 49 different languages in their homes, attend 23 campuses and come to us from five feeder elementary districts$49,436 for BA + 30 (Certificated Salary Schedule 07-08)Capistrano Unified School District$ 48,499 for BA + 30 (Certificated Salary Schedule 07-08)Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District 20 miles north of San Jose and 45 miles south of San Francisco; student population of 3,683 students of which 55% are Caucasian and 45% are students of color$57,094 for BA+30 (Certificated Salary Schedule 07-08)Be a Science Teacher Presentation*

    Be a Science Teacher Presentation

  • FINANCIAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE WHILE EARNING A CREDENTIALGot loans? If not, get some! The Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) assumes up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years of teaching science.http://aple.csusuccess.org/scholarship

    Science teachers may earn their credential while fully employed in the public schools.Be a Science Teacher Presentation*

    Be a Science Teacher Presentation

  • Why Teach Science?

  • SCIENCE TEACHERS SHAPE STUDENTS LIVES AND IMPACT SOCIETYClick on the image to see a short presentation by Dave, a middle school science teacher. He teaches several grades and covers many science topics, covering things like earth science, living things, astronomy, and more. In this presentation, he is working with sixth graders to investigate electricity.

  • SCIENCE TEACHERS ARE PART OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITYClick on pictures to find out what these teachers are doing!

  • SCIENCE TEACHERS INFLUENCE THE FUTURETeachers influence the science literacy of the general population, who become voting citizens, leaders, and decision-makers of our society. Elementary teachers prepare and influence the students who enter (or dont enter) high school science classes. High school science teachers prepare and influence the students who enter (or dont enter) university science programs. University faculty help prepare and influence future teachers and scientists. Future teachers go back to influence students and the cycle continues. Thus the future of both science and our society depends on our science teachers. Be a Science Teacher Presentation*Adapted from APS Forum on Education

    Be a Science Teacher Presentation

  • TOP 25 QUESTIONS FACING SCIENCE OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARSBe a Science Teacher Presentation*BE A SCIENCE TEACHERPREPARE THE MINDS THAT DISCOVER THE ANSWERSSee the Top 125 Questions of the 21st Century in Science http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/125th/

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  • What are the Steps to Earning a Teaching Credential?

  • TEACHING SCIENCE IN CALIFORNIA SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIALTo earn a secondary science teaching credential, candidates must demonstrate subject matter competency and complete a program of professional preparation.The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizes eight different science credentials for teaching in grades 7-12.Each credential requires demonstration of subject matter competence through completion of specific undergraduate or graduate degrees OR successful passage of several subtests of the California Science Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Science.Candidates with a regular credential in a science area are authorized to teach in their specific discipline as well as general and integrated science, including middle school science.Candidates with a Specialized credential in a science area are authorized to teach only in their specific discipline.The most common route to subject matter competency is a major in a specific discipline and passage of the appropriate CSETs.Be a Science Teacher Presentation*

    Be a Science Teacher Presentation

  • TEACHING SCIENCE IN CALIFORNIA ADDING SCIENCE AUTHORIZATION TO MULTIPLE/SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIALAdding a science authorization to a multiple subject credential increases employment opportunities!To add an Introductory Subject Matter Authorization in Science, only coursework is required.Authorizes instruction through 9th grade level Requires completion of 32 semester units of non-remedial course work or a collegiate major in the subject. To add a single subject authorization (in biological sciences, chemistry, geological science, or physics), you need todemonstrate subject matter competency through passage of the CSETscomplete a science methods courseThis authorizes instruction through grade 12Be a Science Teacher Presentation*

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  • What Science Would You Teach?*Be a Science Teacher Presentation

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  • WHAT GUIDES SCIENCE INSTRUCTION IN CALIFORNIA?California Science Framework This is the blueprint for how to teach science, containing information about: Education ReformScience Instruction and Instructional MaterialsProfessional Preparation of Science Teachers Science Content Standards California has identified and adopted academic content standards for kindergarten through grade twelve.These standards are designed to ensure that all students have a rich experience in science at every grade level and that curriculum, builds on previous learning.See these standards by grade level at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/scmain.asp

  • CA MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE6th Grade: Focus on Earth SciencePlate Tectonics and Earths Structure, Shaping Earths Surface, Heat, Energy in the Earth System, Ecology, Resources, Investigation and Experimentation7th Grade: Focus on Life ScienceCell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Earth and Life History, Structure and Function in Living Systems, Physical Principles in Living Systems, Investigation and Experimentation8th Grade: Focus on Physical ScienceForces, Motion, Structure of Matter, Earth in the Solar System, Reactions, Chemistry of Living Systems, Periodic Table, Density and Buoyancy, Investigation and ExperimentationBe a Science Teacher Presentation*

    Be a Science Teacher Presentation

  • CA HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCEPhysicsMotion and Forces, Conservation of Energy and Momentum, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Phenomena, Investigation and ExperimentationChemistryAtomic and Molecular Structure, Chemical Bonds, Conservation of Matter and Stoichiometry, Gases and Their Properties, Acids and Bases, Solutions, Chemical Thermodynamics, Reaction Rates, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nuclear Processes , Investigation and ExperimentationBiology/Life SciencesCell Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, Physiology , Investigation and ExperimentationEarth SciencesEarths Place in the Universe, Dynamic Earth Processes, Energy in the Earth System, Biogeochemical Processes, Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere, California Geology , Investigation and Experimentation

    Be a Science Teacher Presentation*

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  • WHAT SCIENCE DO WE TEACH AND WHY?Many organizations have an opinion about what science we should teach. For example:Science for All Americans: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) founded Project 2061 in 1985 to help all Americans become literate in science, mathematics, and technology.ACS Education: The American Chemical Society is just one example of subject-specific organizations that offer curriculum and instructional resources for teaching society.NSTA Teacher Resources: The goal of the National Science Teachers Association is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

  • AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETYWebsite for Educators and StudentsCurriculum MaterialsStudent ActivitiesACS High School Student ClubsYour Virtual Chemistry ClubPublic Service AnnouncementBe a Science Teacher Presentation*

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  • AMERICAN PHYSICS SOCIETYWebsite for Students and EducatorsColor Me Physics Coloring BookPhysics to GoBe a Science Teacher Presentation*

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  • GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA