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Many of the students that pursue this certificate are science teachers that want to teach secondary or postsecondary science, or who want to set the foundation for the additional education they will need to teach at the college level.
Responsibilities vary according to education level. Middle school and high school teachers can expect to perform the following duties:
Professors are expected to teach on a different level, and even those expectations vary from community college to college and university positions. In general, professors:
Middle and high school science teachers can expect to earn a median salary of $44,284. Teaching job opportunities are forecast to increase at a rate of 5-8% nation-wide and 9% per year in North Carolina.
Science professors typically earn a median salary of $85,410. North Carolina leads the way in professor salaries, with a state median salary of $88,530. Job opportunity growth for professors is forecasted to increase at a rate of 9-13% per year.
A certificate from NC State is highly regarded in the field of education. Most science teachers have a bachelor’s degree in science or education, or a master’s degree in education. However, many science teachers enter the field with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree and then pursue a certificate in the subject they wish to teach, especially if they want to work as a science specialist or high school science teacher.
Professors at universities and colleges typically have a doctorate. However, many community college instructors have a bachelor’s degree and pursue a master’s degree while teaching at the community college level. It is expected that you will have specialized in a specific field within science so that you have deep subject knowledge.
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Ready to advance your teaching career? Get the knowledge and credentials you need to build the career you want as a science teacher or professor. Apply today for a certificate in microbiology.