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We prepare future science teachers by combining an emphasis on the latest curriculum and teaching practice research, study in an area of emphasis, and in-classroom experience. Our program aligns closely with national standards, including those from the National Science Teachers Association and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Internationally recognized for their research, our faculty are experienced local science teachers. Many graduated from this or our other graduate programs, and they augment your learning through in-class experiences and mentoring.

Faculty and Staff

Mary M. Atwater

  • Professor

Daniel K. Capps

  • Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Science Education

Georgia Wood Hodges

  • Associate Research Scientist and MAT Coordinator

David F. Jackson

  • Associate Professor

Julie M. Kittleson

  • Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
  • On-Site Instructor

Julie A. Luft

  • Athletic Association Professor of Science Education & Distinguished Research Professor

Deborah Tippins

  • Professor Emerita

Xiaoming Zhai

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Us

105 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street
  • Phone: 706-542-4194
  • Fax: 706-542-4551
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