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

Marc Muniz, SMATE/Chemistry Faculty member, has just recieved a $532,00 NSF grant to research inquiry-based learning in the Chemistry lab.  Muniz’s research will focus on two main questions: How do students in his physical chemistry labs learn, and what is the nature of the teaching community that is trying to relay this information to them?  Read More

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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