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Mission Statement

The UCA Institute for STEM Professional Development and Education Research (UCA STEM Institute) plays a vital role in support of the University’s mission in teacher education in science and mathematics. The Institute provides “high quality,” innovative STEM educational opportunities through developing partnerships, professional development, research, K-12 outreach, and sharing of instructional resources. These activities are aligned with state and national initiatives and contribute to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ vision of being a national leader in STEM education.

Vision Statement

The UCA Institute for STEM Professional Development and Education Research (UCA STEM Institute) aspires to be the premier institute for development, use and promotion of research-proven pedagogies and rigorous content in P-16 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Arkansas and to be recognized as a leader in this area nationally.