Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach)
CSciTeach is a chartered designation which recognises the unique combination of skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise that is required by individuals involved in the specific practice and advancement of science teaching and learning. This is underpinned by an annual commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The Association for Science Education (ASE), as a licensed body of the Science Council, is empowered under the terms of its Royal Charter to award CSciTeach to individuals who meet the requirements. The register of Chartered Science Teachers is a special section of the Science Council’s register of Chartered Scientists (CSci) which underpins the quality and equivalence of the awards.
ASE provides a great forum for the sharing of ideas. I like the way the ASE promotes CPD and recognises the skills that 'everyday classroom teachers' have to offer. I have just submitted my application to become chartered through CSciTeach. - Riona Gifford, Science Faculty Manager
CSciTeach applicants must be active in science teaching and learning in the UK or overseas. This includes teachers in all state and independent schools, colleges and universities and those working in other settings (e.g. science learning centres and museums) as well as advisers, inspectors, consultants and researchers.
Are you eligible for CSciTeach? Click here to find out!
If you’re a professional, make sure you’re registered
The new registers were formally launched on 2nd April. You can also sign up to the Science Council Professional Registers website, but you need to be a member of ASE to apply for Registration through this Association.
The Science Council's professional registers recognise the range of knowledge, experience and professionalism that are sought after by employers and demanded by the public. What's more, they stay valid throughout your career by demonstrating your commitment to your own development. Give your career a boost and get registered today.
Professional registration can help you by:
- providing recognition for the role you're in now, as well as a framework to support your future career development
- providing wider recognition for skills gained through work
- demonstrating your commitment to employers, colleagues and clients
- creating a broader community of scientists working across a huge range of sectors and disciplines
- CSciTeach What it means to you
Article by Ian Galloway CSci SPhys CSciTeach in February 2011 Education in Science
- Alison Wass CSciTeach profile
Alison Wass says CSciTeach validates what I do and helps me to reflect on my practice. I believe that by making me consider the impact of my work and what has actually influenced me in the world of science, I am becoming a better practitioner – It is never too late! It is also good to feel authenticated!
- Jane Johnston CSciTeach profile
The hardest part for CSciTeach applicants is the need to move away from description of what they have done to analysis of how they have developed from their experiences and what impact the experiences have had on personal and professional development Jane explains.