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Preservice Teachers


Welcome to the one-stop-shop for science learning and teaching, and career resources
geared towards those new to the teaching field.

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Scholarships for the National Conference

NSTA is providing a limited number of scholarships to cover the conference registration fee. Recipients of this scholarship are responsible for paying travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated with attending the conference. Scholarship funds are limited.

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NSTA Preservice Teacher Chapter Program

The purpose of the NSTA Preservice Teacher Chapter Program is to encourage and support future teachers as they prepare to enter the profession, as well as help them network and connect with the many resources and opportunities provided by the Association.

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Recommended Reading

Journal Articles


Interactive eBooks+ 

Interactive eBooks+ provide learning experiences that are both engaging and inspiring. Animationssimulations, and videos bring content to life, while pop-up review questions and special notes help underscore the most crucial points of knowledge.

Interactive e-Books


Professional Learning Units

A New and Easy Way to Earn Professional Learning Credit Hours

NSTA Professional Learning Units are self-paced, flexible short courses designed around relevant science education topics. PLU’s support student-centered learning and can be used toward continuing education credits.

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NSTA Press Books


Upcoming Web Seminars


Web Seminar

Exploration Generation: Sensemaking in Elementary Rocketry, November 29, 2023

Join us on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, to learn about the Exploration Generation elementary school playlist and unit ...

Preschool Elementary Aerospace Earth & Space Science Engineering Physics STEM

Web Seminar

Web Seminar: Fostering Community: Ideas and Best Practices for Diversity in Science Education, December 12, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET, for a thought-provoking web seminar aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of di...

Elementary Middle School High School Postsecondary General Science

Member Web Seminar

Web Seminar: Prepare to Vote: Walkthrough of Proposed Bylaws Revisions, December 18, 2023

Join us on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 7:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET, for an in-depth walk-through of the proposed NSTA bylaws, which chart an exciting...

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