Teachers are the most influential of in-school factors that affect student achievement. Thus, if states are looking to improve instruction in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), they can start by developing or enhancing teacher development and support. Currently, 10 states mention science in training and preparation requirements for elementary teachers. This new Policy Brief explores approaches in seven of those states and highlights key program components that other states may learn from.
Principals also play a role in integrating STEM instruction in the early grades. See this resource for examples of state policies and training designed explicitly for elementary school administrators.
PUBLISHED: April 20, 2021
RESOURCE TYPE: Policy Report