18/08/2020

Why STEM Teachers Are in Big Demand

Teachers specialising in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) are wanted in schools everywhere, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. As technology continues to accelerate, there will be many STEM teacher jobs on offer, making it a candidate’s market.

Here are the reasons why STEM teachers are in such big demand in the UK, and worldwide.

STEM industries are growing

Some of the fastest growing industries include Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Aerospace, Green Energy, and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology. With workers such as engineers, computer scientists and molecular biologists in high demand, so are educators.

There’s a big skills shortage across

According the STEM Learning, the skills shortage in the UK is costing the STEM sector £1.5 billion a year in recruitment and additional training costs. The shortage in STEM teachers means that this is a great time to find a job in education. Additionally, your work in teaching STEM subjects will have a positive impact on various industries and the economy, as well as the lives of your students.

We need more women in STEM

STEM is one of the best-paid sectors to work in, but the majority of workers are men. To close the pay gap, it’s important to recruit more women and this means engaging them from a young age. Our PGCE 14+ course at master’s level will give you the STEM teaching tools to ensure diversity and gender equality.

STEM teacher jobs are highly rewarding, allowing you to inspire young people to boost their earning potential no matter their gender.  

To find out more about getting a STEM teacher certification at the University of Bolton, go to our PGCE M 14+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) course page. As the No.1 in the North West for student satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), we can help you acquire the teaching tools you need while providing a fantastic university experience.

We’re also in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020). Enrol with us this September and you will benefit from a supportive team, one-to-one time with mentors, and a nurturing environment for learning.

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