The Center for Science and Mathematics Education is dedicated to preparing science and mathematics teachers capable of providing the high quality instruction that will better enable students to understand themselves and the world around them.

The Center works with the departments to coordinate programs in teacher education offered by the College of Science and Technology, and provides, in cooperation with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, a curriculum in the sciences for prospective elementary school teachers. In addition to providing programs in secondary education and for advanced degrees, the Center works with the public schools to improve science and mathematics curriculum and works to utilize educational technology in personal development.

The Center also conducts a variety of workshops to enhance the skills of in service teachers and contributes to the science and mathematics preparation of candidates for initial certification.

The CSME Curriculum

The courses of study available through CSME consist of:

  • Secondary Education Program, designed to prepare students for teaching science at the secondary level
  • M.S. Program in Science and Mathematics Education
  • PhD Programs in Science Education with emphasis areas in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics

These topics are discussed under Curriculum and further information is available through CSME by request. If you use email to request information, please put Information Request in the subject line and also include your name and mailing address.

Please let us know if we can be of assistance with your educational objectives or with finding resources to assist with your work.