Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics
There is growing concern across North Dakota and the nation about the low number of students, teachers and professionals prepared in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Somewhere between the fourth grade and high school, students are falling behind in mathematics and science ability. By the time most students reach their final two years o high school, fewer than 15% have enough mathematics knowledge to pursue science and technology degrees in college (U.S. Department of Education). Not only are the students underprepared, they are also losing interest. Additional data shows that females and students from lower socioeconomic levels are less likely to enroll in STEM-related courses. Mayville State's STEM Education program is working to assist in improving this state- and nation-wide concern.
The mission of Mayville State University STEM Education is to enhance STEM instruction by working with P-16 teachers, Mayville State teacher candidates, parents and community members to prepare all students for success in the 21st century.
Mayville State STEM Education Goals
- Enhance Mayville State University's Pre-K, elementary and secondary teacher education curriculum in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
- Increase the number of area P-16 teachers and teacher education candidates who teach STEM concepts in the classroom.
- Increase awareness and excitement for STEM in students, teachers and community members.