The STEM Education Center is the focal point for research efforts, curriculum development, teacher education, and pedagogical reform designed to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and technology in grades K – 16. Representatives of each of the departments in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Education serve as affiliate faculty.
The primary goal of the STEM Education Center is to promote excellent and effective mathematics and science teaching at all levels. To that end, the center is engaged in the following activities:
fostering initiatives for the improvement of teacher education,
initiating and establishing professional development schools to promote the growth of in-service teachers,
disseminating ideas on curriculum and instruction in mathematics, science and technology in grades K – 16,
overseeing the mathematics and sciences courses of the elementary education major,
assisting area schools, community agencies and university departments in the selection, implementation and assessment of innovative approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and technology; and
coordinating communication and collaboration among universities, community colleges and schools.
To facilitate this goals, the STEM Education Center coordinate, sponsors and/or
supports the following: