What if you could get paid and earn college credits for doing something you already enjoy? What if you could coach in your area of interest and expertise? What if you could nurture your students’ love of science while bringing prestige to your school and school district?
When you become a head coach or a teacher coach with the Science Coach program, all of this becomes reality.
For veteran science teachers, the program provides a stipend and support. Much like a sports team, an experienced head science coach works with a team of five science teachers who, in turn, coach groups of students to formulate questions and discover answers in a methodical way.
Any district, school, or individual teacher who has taught any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) class for at least three years can apply to be included in a science coach team. A team consists of head coach and five teacher coaches, each of whom coaches 10+ students. More information about how it all works can be found here.
As a Science Coach, you receive:
- $2000 stipend
- Access to a free multi-month equipment loaner program
- Student project supplies
- Professional development
- College credit
- Access to an advanced research curriculum emphasizing project-based, immersive learning
- Engaged team of students
- Accolades and recognition for bringing this innovative program to your school and district
“The Science Coaching program has provided my students the resources necessary to conduct science fair projects and has helped me be a better teacher.”
– Ben Martin
“Being a Science Coach has been a very rewarding experience. I feel much more confident and knowledgeable about helping my students achieve success when doing independent research. Many of my students have won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Mastodon Art/Science Regional Fair as well as special awards ranging from scholarships to the opportunity to apply for additional science fairs, including the International Science and Engineering Fair. ”
– Amy Kimbrell, High School Science Teacher and Science Coach, Crystal City, MO.