Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

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About the SMATE Program

SMATE is a national model for the preparation and support of K-12 teachers.

Our dedicated faculty from the disciplines of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary and Secondary Education use the latest resources and research on teaching and learning to develop innovative curriculum, courses and K-16 partnerships.


Our mission is to be a national model of effective recruiting and preparation of the highest quality future elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers. We will participate in research and dissemination of new knowledge in mathematics and science education reform to the university and K-12 communities, and serve as a valuable resource to the university and broader community to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning.

Helpful Links

2015 - 2016 Scholarship opportunities

2015 - Summer Research Award Application

2015 - 2016 NASA Space Grant Application

SMATE History

Five Reasons to become a Science Teacher

SMATE in the News

Highlights of Research Findings



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Contact Information

Western Washington University
Science, Mathematics, & Technology Education
516 High St., SMATE Bldg., SL 220
Bellingham, WA 98225-9155
Phone: (360) 650-7605
Fax: (360) 650-7588

Email: Lori Torres

Page Updated 05.19.2015