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Preparation and Support for K-12 STEM Teachers

MSU’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary education have been ranked #1 by US News and World Report for the past 21 years.

MSU College of Education

For decades MSU faculty have been leaders on major national and international research teams to improve science and math teaching and learning in our schools. MSU’s efforts in the Education Policy Center, the Center for the Study of the Curriculum, and more recently the CREATE for STEM Institute, examine, assess and propose changes to how schools teach math and science. Among MSU’s distinguished, much-cited studies and projects are:
• TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study)
• TEDS-M (Teacher Education Study in Mathematics)
• PROM/SE (Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics and Science Education)
• Common Core Standards and implementation for K-12 Education
• Next Generation Science Standards

MSU’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary education have been ranked #1 by US News and World Report for the past 21 years. The colleges of Education and Natural Science collaborate to ensure that future math and science teachers studying at MSU receive quality training in their respective disciplines before receiving a degree and teacher certification.

MSU’s research, education and follow-up support programs for K-12 STEM teachers have attracted funding from major funders, including in recent years Boeing, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Dow Corning Foundation, GE Foundation, the Skillman Foundation, Wipro, Ltd of India, and Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Foundation (established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation), among others.