Department of Education Resources

There are many reasons to consider becoming a STEM educator. Please explore this page to discover the benefits of this profession:

  • High demand: STEM teachers have consistently been in high demand in the state of Ohio, as well as nationwide
  • Higher than average starting/median salaries: STEM educators are also paid at higher than average starting and median salaries within the profession
  • Rewarding Work: Good STEM teachers inspire their students to also pursue STEM professions, thus creating a new generation of scientists, engineers, doctors, and mathematicians, not to mention more STEM educators!

If you would like more information about how to become a STEM educator, please contact the Department of Education at 419-824-3715.

 

Science Teachers

Middle School

  • Median Salary (National): $53,430
  • Job Outlook (National): +12%
  • OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Middle Childhood (Pedagogy)
  • OAE Middle Grades Science (Content)

High School

  • Median Salary (National): $55,050
  • Job Outlook (National): +6%
  • OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: AYA (Pedagogy)
  • Content assessment(s) depends on concentration areas (integrated science, physical science, life science, earth science), and several tests are offered: Integrated Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth and Space Science.

Math Teachers

Middle School

  • Median Salary (National): $53,430
  • Job Outlook (National): +12%
  • OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Middle Childhood (Pedagogy)
  • OAE Middle Grades Mathematics (Content)

High School

  • Median Salary (National): $55,050
  • Job Outlook (National): +6%
  • OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge: AYA (Pedagogy)
  • OAE Mathematics: AYA (Content)
  • Toledo Median Salary for Math Teachers: $53,926 (4th)
  • Toledo Region (NW Ohio) Median Salary for Math Teachers: $61,660 (3rd)

Both science and math are persistent teacher shortage areas in Ohio, and targets of incentive-laden initiatives, such as salary increases, signing bonuses, and loan forgiveness.

Note: The salary information posted here are median salaries. In general, salaries of first-year high school teachers in Toledo are between $46,061 and $52,626. The numbers for math and science teachers in particular are not available.