Arlington, Va., July 18, 2012—The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s recent announcement on the STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative.
“The National Science Teachers Association commends President Obama for the prominent focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and for his support of quality teachers through his recently announced STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative. Improving STEM education is essential to maintaining the United States’ competitive technological edge and teachers are the primary agents for effecting meaningful change. With the proper funding and support, STEM master teachers can mentor other STEM teachers, share best practices, and serve as role models for others.”
The Arlington, VA–based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership includes approximately 60,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
Jodi Peterson, NSTA