The Center for Science Teaching and
Learning (CSTL) is a teaching, research, evaluation, and materials resource and
- science faculty and students across the
Northern Arizona University campus
- K-20 science teachers statewide
- informal educators statewide – such as
museum and arboretum staff, park services, etc.
Here, you’ll find the NAUTeach program, a highly field-based certification program for training future science
and mathematics teachers in Arizona. With NAUTeach you can gain teaching experience your first
The CSTL provides professional development
to educators and educational organizations to improve Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Our
customized services use research based strategies to develop science content
understanding, integrate real world engineering practices, and implement
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
The CSTL offers program evaluation
and assessment for teacher preparation, teacher professional
development and higher education STEM programs. Services include program
planning, developing evaluation plans and logic models, data
collection, analysis and reporting.
What can you do at the Center?