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So You Want to Teach? Examining Perceptions of Careers
in STEM Education
Through research conducted by the Growing Future STEM
Teachers in Maine grant, this presentation explores the upsides, downsides, and
enticements of secondary STEM teaching.
Takeaways: Participants will: 1. explore perceptions of careers in STEM secondary education; 2. understand factors that influence interest in STEM fields; and 3. identify evidence-based practices for preparation and retention of high-quality secondary STEM teachers.
Patricia Waters (Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Standish, ME)