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

  • SMATE researchers Emily Borda and Andrew Boudreaux with others recently had a paper published in the Journal of College Science Teaching entitled Adapting a Student-Centered Chemistry Curriculum to a Large-Enrollment Context: Successes and Challenges, Borda, Boudreaux et al.pdf
  • Kim Markworth, Joe Brobst, Chris Ohana, & Ruth Parker recently had a paper published in the International Journal of STEM Education entitled Elementary content specialization: models, affordances, and constraints. MS: 6007397862011063
  •  Dr. Sue DeBari receives the 2016 Arlan Norman Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring 
  •  Kim Markworth's latest book has been published, Problem Solving in All Seasons-Grades 3 - 5