Are you interested in teaching? Do you like working with kids? Are you also interested in the field of biology?
If you said yes to these questions, becoming a biology teacher may be for you.
Teachers in the STEM field including biology are high in demand. The field is expected to grow by 4% by the end of 2029.
What Biology Teachers do:
Teach the basics of biology to secondary school students through various labs, readings, and tests. They are expected to design the curriculum and labs to ensure students learn the fundamentals of biology. Like other teachers, they will prepare and administer tests as well as supervise student behavior.
The Process to Become a Biology Teacher is as Follows:
Obtain a bachelor’s degree in biology
Obtain a master’s degree in biology (optional)
Submit College transcripts to the American Board
Pass a background check
Pass the Professional Teaching Knowledge Exam
Pass the American Board Biology Exam
This process will certify one as a teacher, however, different schools and states may have different requirements for one to work as a biology teacher. So, depending on where one applies to work, more certifications and training may be required.
Salary and Benefits:
Annual Average Salary: $62,310
Paid time off
Depending on the school district and state, some teachers may be qualified to receive student loan repayment.
**Of course benefits and salaries will vary depending on where one applies to become a teacher.
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