Science Education

Job Outlook

Through the New York City Alliance for Science – our local network with science teachers – we learn about job openings in the schools. Student teaching placements frequently lead to full-time employment upon graduation.

Career opportunities

As secondary school enrollments rise and public interest in science education increases, our graduates have excellent job prospects.

To quality for initial or professional certification in New York State, you take the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. These examinations have several parts, which may be taken during your course of study. Please see your adviser for more detailed information.

Our graduates are also successful in applying the knowledge and skills they gain in the program to pursue employment in industry, publishing, and research, or at institutions placing special emphasis on making science accessible to the general public – in museums, zoos, and environmental centers, for example.

A sampling of teaching jobs accepted by recent graduates include the following:

  • Science teacher at the School of the Future, High School for Environmental Science, and Friends Seminary in Manhattan
  • Science artist and illustrator of children's books
  • Research technician, NYU Medical Center
  • Instructors at museums, halls of science, and zoos