Welcome to the Science and Mathematics Education Department


We offer four academic programs and work on many projects aimed at supporting science, mathematics, computer science, and STEM education throughout Washington State and nationwide.

About Science and Mathematics Ed.


The Science and Mathematics Education department at Central Washington University provides students with the opportunity to develop contemporary skills in science and math teaching that are consistent with state and national science standards. We promote student understanding of scientific concepts relevant to the individual and to society and foster an appreciation of scientific inquiry.

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Majors and Minors

Information on majors and minors in the Science and Mathematics Education program

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Why Study Science and/or Mathematics Education at CWU?

The benefits of studying science or mathematics education at Central Washington University

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About Science and Mathematics Education at CWU

Details about mathematics and science education at Central Washington University

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Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships and funding in regards to science education at CWU.

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Professional STEM Network

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Our students obtain a broad education covering a wide variety of content disciplines. Our constructivist teaching philosophy, curriculum, and facilities support a rich education experience with small class sizes, hands-on experience, regular interaction with expert faculty, and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research. Through cooperative partnerships with local and state organizations, the Science and Mathematics Education department provides opportunities for undergraduate students to develop practical teaching skills in real classrooms. The Science and Mathematics Education department also participates in ongoing science education reform efforts based on state and national science standards.

Why Study Science and/or Mathematics Education at CWU?

Because the Science and Mathematics Education department at CWU...

  • Graduates candidates that enjoy fulfilling careers with many employment opportunities. Science and Mathematics teachers are in high demand in Washington and across the country.
  • Provides rewarding field experiences in real classrooms in all Science and Mathematics Education programs.
  • Has small class sizes that allow for personal connections with faculty and amazing opportuniteis for experience in research, teaching, and collaboration with P-12 teachers.
  • Houses a supportive community of future educators, including an active Teach STEM club. 
  • Is home to award-winning faculty in science and mathematics education, such as June 2012 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction winner, Anne Egger - 2008 Crystal Apple Award winner, Ian Quitadamo - and 2005 WA Professor of the Year, Bruce Palmquist.
  • Prepares great teachers. The 2013 National Teacher of the Year graduated from CWU Science Education programs. 

Degree Options

Wherever you are on your academic journey, Science and Mathematics Education offers options for undergraduate, transfer, and postbac students. Check out our undergraduate page for our undergraduate options.

For more information about our programs, contact our advisor, Samantha Ludlow.

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Science & Mathematics Education

400 E. University Way
Discovery Hall 301

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