Science Lab Teacher Trainer

Project Description

The Ministry of Education in Liberia has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Science Lab Teacher Trainers. The country’s universities are far from producing a sufficient number of qualified high school teachers for subjects such as math, chemistry, physics, and biology. As private sector companies re-enter Liberia and look to build trained workforces with engineering and industrial agricultural skills, the education system is hard-pressed to produce high school graduates to successfully fill these roles. To assist in this area, the Liberian government and the Ministry of Education have requested support on math and science education.

The PCRVs will work with Peace Corps staff and technical trainers to continue to update and make improvements to existing resources while at the same time supporting other interested institutions in meeting their need for trained science lab demonstrators and efficiency science lab programs. The PCRVs will also co-organize and facilitate training sessions for science teachers, support lab managers with the development and organization of resources in existing science laboratories in schools, and support the development of guide/manual to assist teachers to properly manage laboratories and conduct instruction for students therein.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry/Physics
• 3 years’ classroom teaching experience
• 2 years’ science lab training/teaching in low resource environment

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Liberia

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Medical Considerations

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