Chartered Science Teacher (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.
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
The designation of CSciTeach benefits all those concerned with science teaching as a profession.
- 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
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:
- Individual ASE membership (you cannot apply for CSciTeach if you are only part of a school or corporate membership, you will need an individual ASE membership to proceed with applying for CSciTeach)
- 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
£46.50 annual fee to maintain chartered status. which will be added to your ASE membership renewal
How to apply
or send cheque payable to 'The Association for Science Education' with your application form.
Form tip: Use the guidance notes on the right hand side of the form and add the text required which is highlighted in bold.
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 by midday on:
- 5th November 2020 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 21st November 2020
- 28th January 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 13th February 2021
- 8th April 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 23rd April 2021
Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintaining your chartered status
Professional registrants are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence. A selection of people will be required to submit their CPD for review and they will be notified during October/November by email.
Alternatively you can pay by direct debit with your membership or over the phone.
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."
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."
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."
Emma Laxton - Chemistry teacher, KS3 Science co-ordinator 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."
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.