CS-BAE new to Western!!

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Access SMATE by Appointment only this Summer

  • For General Info, computers, calculators, materials, or equipment checkout - please call 360.650.7680 to schedule an appointment 
  • Advising and program questions, please contact Lori Torres @ torresl@wwu.edu or 360.650.7605


We are an interdisciplinary Science Education Center striving towards the best in science teaching education. Our mission and values guide us to improving teaching and learning through the lens of equity, inclusion and STEM literacy for all.  

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Debi Hanuscin is a professor jointly appointed between Elementary Education and SMATE.  Spencer Green is an undergraduate student in the early childhood education…

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Give a shout out to our 2022 summer research scholarship awardees:

Willa Rowan, Conor Naughton, Christopher O'Dell, Rachael Goodwin, Spencer Green, Emma Leeds, and Andrew Kivlighn.

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Hanley. D., Miller, M., Sorensen, J., Rogan-Klyve, A. (2022). Preparing University Faculty for Clinically Oriented, Practice-Based Teacher Education in Drew Polly & Eva…

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