Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach)
Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) is a chartered mark recognising excellence in science teaching and learning. Gaining CSciTeach demonstrates your commitment to your profession and can help you to advance your career.
We are licensed by the Science Council to award CSciTeach to eligible members. If you are not yet a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, start an application for membership today.
Who's it for?
CSciTeach applies across all sectors of science teaching from primary and secondary schools to further and higher education institutions. Those working in other science education settings such as museums may also apply.
To be eligible to apply for CSciTeach you must:
- be Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) or Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
- hold a Royal Society Chemistry accredited degree, or equivalent
- hold a masters level qualification in education or pedagogy, or demonstrate equivalence through experience
- have a minimum of four years' appropriate experience of teaching science, including additional responsibilities over the past two years
- provide evidence of meeting the required competence standards, demonstrating your impact on science teaching and learning
If you have gained Chartered Chemist (CChem) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status while in a teaching role, you should contact us for an alternative application form as you will have already demonstrated a number of key competences.
How to apply
Once you are ready to apply for CSciTeach refer to the application requirements before completing the application form.
The form is set out in three sections:
- General information
- Education and experience
- Professional review
In the professional review section you should outline how you meet each of the competences in sections A-E by giving examples of your activities and experiences.
It is important that you identify a supporter for your application, who should be a close colleague that can verify the statements made on your application form. You also need to identify an independent referee, who should be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry or another professional body.
A key requirement for holding chartered status is that you must demonstrate your commitment to continually maintaining and updating your professional expertise and competence. After being awarded CSciTeach, you will be expected to revalidate your status annually by providing your CPD record for formal review.
Your CPD should be a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice and should normally include activities in at least three of the following categories:
- Work based learning
- Professional activity
- Formal or educational
- Self-directed learning
Information for supporters
If you are a supporter of a member’s application for CSciTeach status you will be confirming that the information they have provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
You should work closely with the applicant and be confident in their abilities, competence and commitment to professional development. You should offer advice to the applicant in preparing their application and help them to identify suitable examples of activities and experiences for their professional review.