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Science Careers - MS Science Teacher
Transcript of Science Careers - MS Science Teacher
State of Texas cuts education budget…
2011-2012 $4 billion- 900 jobs
2012-2013 Another $2 billion - even more job loss
8th Grade Science Teacher
Ima Mid Skuler
Science-8, Period 0
May 3, 2012
Its an Adventure…
Influence tomorrow, today
Make a difference in the lives of others
recommended or advanced/distinguished graduation plan
SAT – 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing)
ACT – 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science
Volunteer in an elementary school
* Based on Texas A & M University Admissions (some colleges have greater requirements and others less.)
Education’s Top Ten*
Michigan State University
University of Wisconsin—Madison
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
University of Georgia
Teacher’s College, Columbia University
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Ohio State University
* Based on rankings in US News & World Report
Tops in Texas*
Texas A & M University, College Station
University of Texas, Austin
Baylor University, Waco
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of North Texas, Denton
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Texas A & M University, Commerce
Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth
* Based on rankings in US News & World Report
College & Beyond
State Certification Exams
ExCET (Exam for the Certification of Educators in Texas)
TExES (Texas Exam for Educator Standards)
Any public school system in Texas
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
North East ISD
Image courtesy of LabCorp
Personal Interview with Mr. Barry A. Rose, Blalack Middle School 8th Grade Science Teacher, May 2, 2012.
Texas A & M University – Admissions. http://admissions.tamu.edu/freshmen/gettingin/requiredHSCourses/courses.aspx, visited May 2, 2012.
US World News & Reports: Secondary Teacher Education. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/secondary-teacher-education-rankings, visited May 2, 2012.
Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
Instructs through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
Enforces all administration policies and rules governing students.
Assigns and grades class work and homework.
Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities.
Observes and evaluates students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Prepares, administers, and grades tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs
You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools
Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
Working in this career involves (physical activities)
Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
Seeing clearly at a distance
Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
Seeing clearly up close
Texas Education Agency – Becoming an Educator in Texas: In general, there are five basic requirements for someone new to the field of education to become a certified teacher. These requirements are not necessarily completed in sequence and it is recommended that you discuss your plans to become a teacher with an Educator Preparation Program (described below) early in the process. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5352&menu_id=865&menu_id2=794
Science Teachers Association of Texas – The professional organization of Texas Science teachers: It is the mission of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) to build a community dedicated to advancing science teaching and learning. http://www.statweb.org/