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Prepare to Teach Science

While fulfilling the credential requirements, prospective high school science teachers will need to demonstrate knowledge of the what (the content) and the how (the methods) of teaching in this subject area. Read about the elementary teaching requirements if you wish to teach science along with other subjects.

Demonstrate knowledge of what to teach, otherwise known as subject-matter competency, in one of two ways:

Demonstrate knowledge of how to teach by the completing requirements from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), the state agency that grants credentials:

If you still have questions about your options for teaching science in the public schools, our Types of Teaching page provides information and videos on the three types of California teaching credentials.