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Math and Science

By Sean Cavanagh — July 05, 2007 1 min read
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A new report highlights different strategies being taken by teacher education programs to train mathematics and science teachers, addressing a topic that has become a prime focus of elected officials and educators across the country.

Preparing STEM Teachers: The Key to Global Competitiveness is posted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

The document, produced by the Washington-based American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, provides descriptions of 50 teacher-education programs around the country. Although the report does not identify any single program or approach as most effective in swelling the ranks of math and science teachers, it says that more institutions are establishing stronger ties between colleges of education, which focus on teacher preparation, and academic programs, which are devoted to training undergraduates in specific academic subjects.

Barriers between those academic departments sometimes prevent talented math and science undergraduates from considering teaching careers, advocates for improved teaching have argued. Those intrauniversity divides also make it more difficult for aspiring teachers to obtain vital content knowl-edge in math and science before entering the classroom, some say.

A version of this article appeared in the July 18, 2007 edition of Education Week

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