Putting Education Reform To The Test

Building A Better Middle School STEM Teacher

University of South Florida

Students in a University of South Florida classroom

Florida’s state universities have been doing a lot of thinking about science, technology, engineering and mathematics education recently, spurred by Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature’s interest in turning out more graduates ready for high-tech jobs.

Last week WUSF Mark Schreiner profiled a University of South Florida researcher trying to figure out what attracts students to STEM fields. This week Schreiner looks at a USF program trying to prepare better middle school STEM teachers for the classroom.

State universities leaders will likely discuss the issue when they meet with lawmakers Thursday morning.



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