Mathematics and Science Education in Iowa
The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership
The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) is the program arm of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council as well as an inter-university STEM initiative headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa.
Three over-arching goals guide activities of the IMSEP:
- to improve the performance of Iowa youth in the disciplines of math and science;
- to improve the quality and production of Iowa science and math teachers; and
- to coordinate collaboration across the stakeholder spectrum in the STEM realm.
Fulfilling this mission requires programming that spans a rich network of experts and institutions starting with the state's public universities conjoined to community colleges, private colleges, K-12 schools, museums, zoos, science centers, businesses, industries, governmental organizations, youth organizations, community groups, regional consortia and more.
Core programs include Iowa-Teach Math & Science teacher recruitment, Project Lead The Way expansion, Real World Externships for Teachers and statewide professional development, outreach and learner enrichment.
In its third year, IMSEP has impacted thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students statewide with student performance, STEM major numbers in higher education, and teaching major numbers (and quality) all moving upward.
Welcome and join us in shaping Iowa's future as a mathematics and science education leader.
Jeffrey Weld, Director
Executive Director, Governor's STEM Advisory Council
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