Mission and Vision
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning provides services and leadership in Arizona nationwide in teaching, research, evaluation, and curriculum for:
- students, faculty, and staff across the Northern Arizona University campus
- K-20 science teachers
- informal educators and organizations, such as museum and arboretum staff, park services, etc.
CSTL coordinates the university’s secondary science teacher certification. The center has tripled the number of science teachers certified at the university over the last four years.
The CSTL seeks to be an international leader in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education by:
- Offering Initial Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation through our undergraduate NAUTeach program;
- Offering Initial Secondary Science Teacher Preparation through our MAT-S masters degree program;
- Offering Continuing Professional Learning opportunities including induction support, professional development, and graduate degree programs for Science/STEM Educators;
- Developing and continuing a rigorous Research and Evaluation agenda in Science/STEM Education;
- Developing a Doctoral Program for Science/STEM Educators;
- Offering programs for School-wide Leadership and Capacity Building in STEM Education; and
- Providing partnership with and leadership in local, state, national and international organizations and initiatives for continual advancement and improvement of science/STEM Education.