Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) play an increasingly important role in society by generating innovation and addressing critical needs through collaborative and creative problem solving. The STEM Education faculty at the University of Tennessee is committed to providing equitable access to STEM thinking, literacy, and careers for diverse communities of learners. We design learning experiences that build interest in STEM topics through timely and socially responsive research, teaching, and teacher preparation informed by educational research.
Our STEM Education degrees prepare middles grades teachers and secondary teachers through uniquely designed programs that consider students, theory, and wisdom of practice. We offer Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees that allow current educators to extend their knowledge of STEM teaching and learning. Our graduate students often return to the classroom and educational organizations in leadership roles and go on to make significant contributions in STEM education research/teaching.