K-12 Chemistry Teaching Jobs

Southern Teachers is an education recruitment firm working with over 750 K-12 private schools in the South. Their personalized teacher placement service helps you run an efficient job search and discern the best opportunities for you. The agency will learn about your experience and the parameters of your search (position type, schools type, and geography), and make referrals based on that information and their knowledge of their schools. Southern Teachers’ placement services are free for candidates.

Private/independent schools often have greater flexibility in their hiring than do public schools. As a result, teacher certification is not required for most middle and high school teaching positions. Generally speaking, candidates applying for private school teaching jobs should have a bachelor’s degree in the same field as their teaching field (e.g., a math major could be hired to teach 9th-grade algebra).

The agency currently has 1800 jobs listed at 750 K-12 private schools, including many, many science jobs. Schools are trying to fill these 2022-23 positions as soon as possible. They are seeking new grads with majors or minors in Chemistry. Apply now.

MAEd in Science Teaching at Baldwin Wallace

Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio has an intensive on-campus program that prepares students who have a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry (or related science degree) to become highly-effective science teachers for grades 7-12. This program provides students with an initial teaching license and Masters of Arts in Education degree.

The features of this program include…

  • Inquiry-based learning, research-based teaching, and technology integration
  • 12-month, full-time program starts in May, with MAEd and license completion at the end of the following spring semester, so students are eligible to teach in the fall
  • Cohort model where students form close professional relationships
  • Individualized mentoring by supervising faculty
  • Extensive field and clinical work in classrooms
  • Comprehensive program price includes tuition, books, and fees for professional association memberships and background check

More information can be found here and application information can be found here.

Southern Teachers: Virtual Interviews

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Southern Teachers is holding virtual interviews for OSU students who are interested in teaching jobs at great K-12 private/independent schools.

The official application period closed last night, but there are still a couple interview slots available. Any students who are interested should send their resume to Maggie Goodman at Recruiter@SouthernTeachers.com. Alternatively, interested students may sign up to speak with a Southern Teachers rep at their Recruiting Office Hours (Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm).


Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities. At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required. Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc. Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students. To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.

Southern Teachers: Virtual Interviews

A Southern Teachers representative is holding virtual interviews for OSU students who would like to learn more about great teaching jobs at K-12 private/independent schools.

The interview day is:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Students should submit resumes to Handshake
Resume submission deadline:  Thursday, April 8, 2021


Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities. At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required. Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc. Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students. To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships – Deadline Extended

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their STEM knowledge with young people. The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers.

The Fellowship offers:

  • specialized preparation to teach in high-need schools in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh,
  • admission into a master’s program,
  • a $32,000 stipend, and
  • extensive mentoring.
  • a pathway to teacher certification; and
  • lifelong membership in a network of intellectual leaders.

Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis and the application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2021. Learn more and/or apply here.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows is an opportunity for individuals from all disciplines and backgrounds to become certified teachers in two years while teaching in one of 45 partner schools, which includes Indianapolis Public Schools. Fellows participate in an extensive six-week summer training and receive continued training and coaching through their first two years of teaching.

This is an excellent opportunity for any seniors (or alums) who are interested in applying the skills they learned through their major to the education field (a background in education is not required).

View the flyer or website for more information. Apply here.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their STEM knowledge with young people. The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers.

The Fellowship offers:

  • a $32,000 stipend;
  • admission into a competitive M.Ed. program at a WW partner university in Pennsylvania;
  • extensive clinical practice;
  • ongoing mentoring;
  • a pathway to teacher certification; and
  • lifelong membership in a network of intellectual leaders.

Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis—applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2021. Learn more and/or apply here.

Open Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers works with 650 K-12 private/independent, college-preparatory schools around the South. These schools list thousands of jobs throughout the year with Southern Teachers to find great educators to join their school communities.

In light of the ever-changing job market, Southern Teachers works diligently to maintain and foster new relationships with member schools to know their hiring needs.

Southern Teachers is still looking for candidates who are:

  • passionate about science and hold a strong academic record
  • enthusiastic about working with kids
  • looking to be part of a collaborative and engaging environment

If you are interested in a chemistry teaching position, especially in the southern United States, Southern Teachers Agency can help you find the right fit. Candidates for the teaching positions do not necessarily need teacher certification to work in private/independent schools. To learn more and apply, you can visit their website.

WW Teaching Fellowship

Many students are facing unanticipated challenges during this uncertain time. Some graduating seniors are rethinking their plans or making different choices about their career paths.

For those with degrees in science or math, teaching might be a next step. Through the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, they can receive a $32,000 stipend, discounted tuition, and mentoring.

A few spots are still open at West Chester University, where WW Teaching Fellows complete a clinically based preparation program for STEM teachers that leads to a master’s degree. The program focuses on preparing teachers for success in high-need middle or high schools in the School District of Philadelphia.

All interested candidates should complete their applications by April 24. For questions about the application process or eligibility, candidates can reach out to Neema Ndiba at ndiba@woodrow.org. A digital brochure can be accessed here, in case you would like to learn more about the WW Teaching Fellowship program.

Join Scientific Thinkers at OSU

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization here at OSU. They are a volunteer program that seeks to impact our community by teaching elementary students and mentoring underrepresented students with limited STEM resources. This student organization will allow students to gain teaching experience, grow in leadership skills, and improve in their ability to teach STEM material.

If interested in joining, please attend a mandatory orientation on January 23, 3:00-4:00pm in the Physics Research Building (PRB). You may sign up here. Find more information about this student organization on their website.