Luis Raul Alicea
Teaching is about conveying a love of learning and discovery, and giving children the tools they can use throughout their lives to make their own discoveries. Teachers must be ready to play a variety of roles in the classroom: educator, motivator, guide, counselor, coach, and disciplinarian. Teachers must be prepared to work as part of a team, combining their efforts with colleagues, supervisors, and parents to create the best possible learning environment for their students. In addition, teachers must continually educate themselves-learning about new advances in education, new technologies, and new ways to inspire students to reach their full potential. Another reason I would like to be considered is that I hope to become an effective teacher and administrator by interacting with graduate students from various educational backgrounds. I believe that being a teacher would afford me the opportunity to study, critique and learn from other colleagues and administrators. I feel that every child should have equal access to education as well as allowing to student to have good access to technology. My career interest lie primarily in science education focusing on secondary education in chemistry and my long term goal is to become a professor of Organic Chemistry with a focus on research in natural product synthesis that focus on endocrinology, immunology and cardiology.
The science teacher that I would like to be is the one who inspired those who want to pursue career in science. I would like to be an effective teacher and want to be able for student to understand the material that I teach as well as develop critical thinking. It matter fact I enjoy studying and learning more about science.