What if you could get paid and earn college credit for doing something you already enjoy? What if you could coach students to conduct advanced authentic research in a topic of their choosing, nurturing 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.

The goal of Science Coach is to ensure teachers are trained, supported, resourced, and energized to inspire future innovators. Much like a sports team, an experienced Head Coach works with a team of three to five Teacher Coaches who, in turn, coach groups of students to formulate questions and discover answers in a methodical way.

Science Coach is a proven professional development system that excites and empowers teams of 6th – 12th grade STEM teachers to coach students through the process of completing high-level research projects for entry into science fairs or other competitions. Science Coach is a flexible program that can be offered in public, private, or home schools in rural, urban, and suburban areas. Teachers can join a team as an individual or with a committed team of colleagues. More information about how it all works can be found here.

As a Science Coach, you receive:

  • Year-long, job-embedded professional development, and membership to a team with a competition winning Head Coach mentor.
  • One-time, weeklong virtual Intensive Summer Professional Development Training for first year Science Coaches.
  • A $2,000 stipend for coaching students upon completion of required milestones. (Or extra duty/extra pay provided by the district for work conducted outside of the classroom)
  • Project supply funds so students have what they need to complete high-level research.
  • Advanced Innovation Methodology (AIM) – Playbook for HOW to teach advanced authentic research.
  • AIM Teacher (Complete lessons)
  • AIM Student (Self-Directed for remote students with teacher oversight)
  • Engaged team of students.
  • Two BSL 1 & 2 labs in the St. Louis area accessible by Coach and student.
  • Insurance coverage for local lab usage by Coach and student.
  • Equipment loan program.
  • Graduate-level credit opportunity.

Have questions? The Science Coach program encourages them! Contact us here. Ready to Apply to become a Science Coach?

Hear Directly from Science Coach Teachers

Question 1 – Why did you choose the Science Coach program?

Juanita Hartmann – City School
Ritenour High School, St. Louis, MO

Jennifer Hess – Suburban School
Holt High School, Wentzville, MO

Scott Kirkman – Rural School
Qulin Middle School, Qulin, MO

Question 2 – How do you implement Science Coach in your school?

Juanita Hartmann – City School
Ritenour High School, St. Louis, MO

Jennifer Hess – Suburban School
Holt High School, Wentzville, MO

Scott Kirkman – Rural School
Qulin Middle School, Qulin, MO

Question 3 – Do you have a student success story?

Juanita Hartmann – City School
Ritenour High School, St. Louis, MO

Jennifer Hess – Suburban School
Holt High School, Wentzville, MO

Scott Kirkman – Rural School
Qulin Middle School, Qulin, MO

Testimonials

“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.