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About the Department of Science Teaching at SU

The Department of Science Teaching is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as the hub for teaching, research and scholarship related to undergraduate STEM education at Syracuse University. Originally founded in the late 1940s, the department maintains close collaborations with STEM colleagues in each of the natural sciences and engineering, and is a recognized leader in discipline-based STEM education research and professional development programs. Our Science Teaching faculty members share a commitment to training university STEM educators to be leaders and innovators in their respective fields.

Our degree programs are distinguished by a commitment to evidence-based, active learning teaching approaches and to cutting-edge, discipline-based STEM education research focused on undergraduate and graduate science teaching and learning.

Faculty members in Science Teaching are internationally recognized for their leadership, scholarship and professional service. Alumni of our programs have achieved success around the globe in a wide range of STEM education-related careers in higher education, the private sector, and government agencies.