NAUTeach Program Results

NAUTeach Results Graphic

Since the mid 2000's there have been various reports and proposals to increase the number and quality of K-12 STEM teachers. Both President Bush and Obama have proposed a goal of ensuring the recruitment, preparation and induction support of at least 100,000 new STEM teachers over the next decade. NAUTeach addresses the need for highly qualified STEM educators who are effective in improving student learning and increasing science and mathematical literacy, which leads to greater interest in STEM-based career choices for our future workforce. 

NAUTeach Program Implementation 2008 - 2013

Since the mid 2000's there have been various reports and proposals to increase the number and quality of K-12 STEM teachers. Both President Bush and Obama have proposed a goal of ensuring the recruitment, preparation and induction support of at least 100,000 new STEM teachers over the next decade. NAUTeach addresses the need for highly qualified STEM educators who are effective in improving student learning and increasing science and mathematical literacy, which leads to greater interest in STEM-based career choices for our future workforce. This poster presents recruitment and retention information on the NAUTeach Program by examining enrollment patterns as well as employment patterns. Key findings from this data are used to improve recruitment for students in the program as well as program management.

Program Identity

NAUTeach is administered through NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Both of these departments are administratively housed within the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences (CEFNS). NAUTeach faculty and staff include two co-directors, six mathematics and science faculty, five “master teachers” / clinical professors and program support staff. NAUTeach has an established program name, logo, and website; is actively promoted through marketing materials, press releases, special announcements, and ceremonies that honor students; is the only undergraduate program at the university that recommends STEM majors for secondary certification; has been featured in articles in university publications and local media; and has established a freshman Learning Community and a student organization, WeTeach@NAU.

Enrollment

Enrollment Graphic


Number of NAU students enrolled in TSM courses from Fall 2008 through Fall 2013. Enrollment has remained fairly stable for the past 3 years.

Graduates: Mathematics and Science

Graduates by Disciplines

The number of NAUTeach graduates are higher in the spring semester than in the fall semester. Prior to 2011, NAU graduated an average of 15 undergraduate mathematics and science teachers per academic year. We have more than doubled the number of graduates through the NAUTeach program!

NAUTeach Students: Where Are They From?

Students' Home Areas

The majority of our students come from the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. California and areas in Northern Arizona, including the Navajo, Hopi and Apache reservations make up about 15% of our student population.

View the 2014 NAUTeach Program Report in PDF format 

View the 2012 NAUTeach Program Report in PDF format