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Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach)

CSciTeach consolidates all the work, research, teaching successes  and CPD that I have undertaken over the past few years, and recognises the work and effort that has gone into all these aspects of my career.
-Emma Laxton CSciTeach

Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) is a chartered mark recognising excellence in science teaching and learning. Gaining CSciTeach demonstrates your commitment to your profession and can help you to advance your career. We are licensed by the Science Council to award CSciTeach to eligible members. If you are not yet a member of ASE, you can join online.

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. 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, as well as advisers, inspectors, consultants and researchers.

Recommended: CSciTeach - What it means to you? offers a great one-page introduction to the award.


The designation of CSciTeach benefits all those concerned with science teaching as a profession.

For you

  • Provides recognition of your expertise, experience and commitment
  • Provides a framework to support your future career development
  • Provides wider recognition for your skills 
  • Demonstrates your commitment to employers, colleagues and clients
  • Creates a broader community of scientists working across a huge range of sectors and disciplines

For others

CSciTeach is of value to:

  • Employers, who can be confident via CSciTeach of the quality of a prospective employee
  • Government departments seeking to appoint advisers or consultants, which can be assured about the professional practice of an applicant
  • Regulatory Authorities, which can be confident in specifying the designation in Acts of Parliament and regulations
  • Parents, governors and other members of society who can be more confident in the competence of an individual


To be eligible to apply for CSciTeach you must have:

  • ASE membership
  • An Honours level qualification, with a minimum of 50% of course content in science
  • Four years experience of teaching science following QTS (or equivalence) including additional responsibilities over the past two years
  • A Masters level qualification in education or be able to demonstrate equivalence through experience
  • Meet the required competence standards and be able to demonstrate your impact on science teaching and learning 


£95 one-off application fee
£25 annual fee to maintain chartered status. which will be added to your ASE membership renewal

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form (word doc.)
  2. Pay initial application fee online or send payment with your application form
  3. Submit to with copies of your certificates (compulsory)

Your application will be reviewed at the next appropriate Registration Board. You may be asked for additional evidence or clarification at any stage in the application process.

Upcoming deadlines: 

  • 10th February 2017 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 25th February 2017
  • 21st April 2017 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 5th May 2017


Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact

Maintaining your chartered status

Chartered Science Teachers are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence.

Find out more about the CPD Standards and our tips for the annual review.

Renewing your award

  1. You can Renew your award online, the charge will be visible via this link.
  2. Request CPD submission form - email


David Wicks CSciTeach - Head of Science at Stonar School

"I believe that it is a personal and professional responsibility for teachers to continuously reflect upon the impact of their teaching on the learning of pupils in their classroom, with a view to continuously improving their learners’ outcomes. "

View David's Casestudy

Liz Coppard CSciTeach - Doctoral Researcher

"More than anything I think achieving CSciTeach has given me a much greater belief in myself and what I am able to do." 

View Liz's Casestudy

Kulvinder Johal - Year 6 teacher and Assistant Headteacher at Northbury Primary school

"I chose to apply for CSciTeach as it seemed a natural, logical progression having been through the Primary Science Quality Mark process."

View Kulvinder's Casestudy

Emma Laxton - Chemistry teacher, KS3 Science co-orindator and STEM Coordinator

"CSciTeach consolidates all the work, research, teaching successes  and CPD that I have undertaken over the past few years, and recognises the work and effort that has gone into all these aspects of my career."

View Emma's Casestudy


I live and work outside of the UK, can I still apply for this award?

Yes. There is no restriction on international members making an application for this award. We will assess equivalency with regards to your qualifications. Please note that all supporting documents need to be provided in an English Language format. You will need to provide translations if the original documents are in any other language.

Do I need a science degree to apply?

No, but you will need longer in post to be eligible. 

Key Documents

CRST2 General Requirements
CRST3A CSciTeach Application Form
CRST4 Information for applicants
CRST5 Supporter Information
CRST7 Appeals Procedures
CRST8 Code of Conduct
CRST9 Disciplinary
CRST10 Appeals disciplinary
CRST11 CPD Scheme