Faculty of Education launches K-6 STEM teacher education program
Faculty of Education
Feb 7th, 2018
By Moira Baird
Dr. Mary Stordy, Faculty of Education
An innovative program launched by Memorial’s Faculty of Education will help to position the institution at the leading edge of STEM teacher education in Canada.
“The program responds to increasing local, national and international focus on the sciences, digital technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools,” said Dr. Kirk Anderson, dean, Faculty of Education. “It’s an exciting time to be in the Faculty of Education — elements of this program are unique and it’s the first of its kind in the country."
Aimed at university students who are completing a degree, this two-year, post-degree program will qualify graduates to teach school children at the kindergarten to Grade 6 levels.
Dr. Mary Stordy, associate professor, Faculty of Education, led the research team that designed the STEM program.
“We are looking for highly curious and creative people who want to enter the teaching profession focused on the kindergarten to Grade 6 ages, and who are interested in becoming part of something new and exciting,” said Dr. Stordy. “Curious, creative and critical thinkers foster curious, creative and critically minded learners.”
Read about it in the Gazette.