Amy Roth McDuffie

To increase the retention and effectiveness of STEM teachers, a team of researchers from multiple universities, including Washington State University, has been awarded almost $1.3 million by the National Science Foundation.

Amy Roth McDuffie from WSU Pullman, and David Slavit from WSU Vancouver, both professors of mathematics education, are part of the American Institutes for Research project that is examining the attributes of potential STEM teachers in order to better predict later retention and success.

More than 85 percent of the nation’s STEM teachers graduate from traditional teacher education programs, such as the one administered by WSU’s College of Education. That means that, for the overwhelming majority of individuals, if they are not admitted to

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