Department of STEM Education
STEM education in Arizona starts at NAU!
The Department of STEM Education (DSE) houses undergraduate academic programs for pre-service science and mathematics teachers (in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics) and graduate programs for both pre-service and in-service science teachers. The department also co-sponsors the PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction for STEM professionals. Additionally, the DSE houses the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), which engages in STEM education research, professional learning, community engagement, and outreach programs.
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Free Tuition for In-State Students
Students in our bachelor’s and master’s programs are eligible for the Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA) scholarship. The scholarship covers all tuition and fees for students willing to commit to teaching one year for every year they receive an ATA Scholarship in an Arizona public school. See the NAU ATA website for more details. For students not in Arizona, please see our Financial Assistance page for more ways of paying for your degree.