Skip to main content

Postsecondary Resources


Postsecondary education includes university or college education, as well as education at community colleges and trade schools.

Featured Resources

NSTA Legislative Update: House Leaders Introduce The College Affordability Act

Democrats Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Higher Education Act House Democrats introduced a long-awaited bill earlier this week that would update the...

Blog Post

Polymers Course for Small Colleges and Universities

This article describes the course design and teaching methodology for a polymer chemistry and applications lecture class specifically aimed at small c...

Journal Article

Inquiring Astronomy: Incorporating Student-Centered Pedagogical Techniques in an Introductory College Science Course

Increases in student-centered pedagogy have been more prevalent in K–12 education than in collegiate undergraduate science education. The purpose of...

Journal Article

Incorporating Cultural Diversity Into College Science

Due to the globalization of world economics, advances in information technologies, and the complex interconnections of global environmental issues, po...

Book Chapter

Latest Resources


Web Seminar

Web Seminar: Back to School with NSTA, NSELA, and CS3, August 20, 2020

Join us on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET to learn how NSTA, NSELA, and CS3 can help you bring science learning back to school ...


Blog Post

Safety for Hands-On Science Home Instruction

Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, Week of July 30

Journal Article

Comparing Academically Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Groups in an Active Learning Physics Class

Many methods have been developed for managing groups in active learning classes, but little research has been done on the effect of group structure ...


Journal Article

Concept Maps for Structuring Instruction and as a Potential Assessment Tool in a Large Introductory Science Course

Concept maps make connections between ideas apparent, and thus would seem ideally suited to demonstrate learning. Yet, they are not widely used by i...


Journal Article

Measuring Computational Thinking Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of Preservice Elementary Teachers

With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), assessing K–12 science teachers’ self-efficacy in Computational Thinking (CT) ...


Journal Article

Negative Student Response to Active Learning in STEM Classrooms:

Recent research has supported the use of student-centered teaching practices, such as active learning, because of its effectiveness in improving stu...


Journal Article

Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources Video-Based Active Learning in University-Level Biology Classes:

We quantified student perceptions of an active learning exercise, based on open-educational video resources, in both a first-year seminar class (Nat...


Journal Article

Qualitative Analysis of Ray Optics in a College Physics Laboratory: A 5E Lesson

This paper describes an alternative approach to teaching and learning practices in an undergraduate physics laboratory. The instructor plans and imp...


Journal Article

Barriers to Learning Assistant Engagement

Learning Assistants (LAs) help students develop a deeper understanding of content and are particularly effective during active learning instruction....


Journal Article

Show Your Students How to Be More Persuasive When They Write

After a grueling grading campaign, a chemist asked a writing and rhetoric specialist for help improving formal reports in the introductory organic c...


Journal Article

Backward Redesign of a Nonmajors’ Biology Course at a Two-Year Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College (GTC), established in 1984, is the second-largest technical college in Georgia. As a two-year open-access ...

View All

Asset 2