Science teachers

Science teachers are in high-demand in NSW public schools. Find out about the attributes of great science teachers and how to decide if you should teach science.

Science teachers in NSW public schools may teach science as an integrated subject to students in Years 7 to 10 and a range of science courses to students in Years 11 to 12, including physics, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science and senior science.

Attributes of great science teachers

Great science teachers have an in-depth knowledge of how the world and the universe work, and the ability to not only help students understand the relevance of science, but question where society would be without it.

How to decide if you should be a science teacher

If you are curious by nature, genuinely fascinated by science and motivated to develop that fascination in others, consider becoming a science teacher. If you think science is an intriguing, stimulating and exciting subject, you'll find it easy to get students engaged. If you have the drive to find ways to explain complex or abstract ideas to students, you could be a great science teacher.

How to become a science teacher

Find out more about the steps you will need to take to become a teacher in a NSW public school.

Get paid to become a science teacher

Scholarships are available to HSC students, university students and industry professionals considering becoming a science teacher. Find out how you can get paid to study to become a science teacher in NSW public schools.

The Teach and Learn Scholarship (High Demand Subject Areas) is also available to current teachers who would like to become a science teacher.


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