SMATE is a national model for the preparation and support of K-12 teachers.

Our dedicated faculty from the disciplines of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary and Secondary Education use the latest resources and research on teaching and learning to develop innovative curriculum, courses and K-16 partnerships.

Our mission is to be a national model of effective recruiting and preparation of the highest quality future elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers. We will participate in research and dissemination of new knowledge in mathematics and science education reform to the university and K-12 communities, and serve as a valuable resource to the university and broader community to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.

News and Events

The work on the MORE grant for mentoring teachers by Dan Hanley and Matt Miller is currently highlighted in the recent NSF CADRE Spotlight:  Link to Spotlight.  Information about the MORE grant can be found on the SMATE Projects page.

Don Burgess, SMATE/Woodring Faculty member has just had a new paper published in the Journal of Sustainability Education, Developing Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Learner-Centered Teaching During Content and Field Immersions.


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Josie Melton was recently selected as a NSF CADRE Fellow.  The CADRE Fellows program is a competitive fellowship designed to be a capacity-building experience for early career researchers and developers who are members of NSF DR K-12 projects. Read more.

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