Secondary Education Math or Science Teaching

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Volunteers in math teach basic concepts, including remedial math, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, and calculus. They also work in after-school programs, youth clubs, and library development.

Volunteers in science teach general science, biology, chemistry, and physics. They also integrate health and environmental education into the curriculum and engage in other school and community activities.

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Education-Math[edit]

Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in math, computer science, or engineering; or a degree in any discipline with a minor in math (15 semester or 22 quarter hours) that includes two calculus courses; or a degree in secondary education with a concentration in math; or a degree in any discipline with certification in secondary math.

Education-Science[edit]

Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in general science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, or any physical or biological science; or a degree in secondary education with a concentration in any science; or a degree in any discipline with certification in secondary science.

Experience[edit]

Both kinds of applicants typically have at least three months of experience in tutoring or informal teaching with small groups. This can be classroom or one-on-one experience.

Other relevant experience includes community service, especially with youth; youth development work, such as day care or camp counseling; health and environment education; and computer literacy and programming.

External Links[edit]

Secondary Education Math or Science Teaching Official US Peace Corps Website