df asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 2 months ago

Is a substitute teacher a good job for a biology graduate during their gap year before graduate school?

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  • P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Ideally a job even making no money working in any type of lab would be much better for your career.   Substitute teaching is basically a low paid temporary labor which can be hard to plan around, and doesn't look that great on paper, but gives you some experience dealing with a bunch of kids in a classroom if you plan on working at a school sometime in the future.  

    • Alain2 months agoReport

      Most US school districts require a valid teaching license, which has many requirements, usually including a year of graduate school and/or a licensure program.

  • 2 months ago

    Depends on your temperament, but might not be possible anyway. Most schools.require a teaching certificate or equivalent {"Teach for America" etc}

  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Work involving lab research in biology would be ideal, but you take what you can get.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You take what you can get.

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sure - better than serving sandwiches at Subway

  • 2 months ago

    Most public schools will not hire a teacher who is not licensed- which involves taking course in education. Private schools might hire you.

    • Lib.rare.ian
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      @df: And what a sad comment that is on the state of public education in some areas. Substitute teachers should be trained teachers, not baby-sitters.

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