The CSU East Bay Center for Science Education and Research (CSER) has a specific interdisciplinary-based research and development agenda focusing primarily on transforming K-20 science education. Science must be given the same priority treatment that math and English language arts receives in the way of instructional time and quality professional development and support. The mission of CSER is to advance transformative science teacher preparation, professional development, teaching practices, and learning opportuinites and research.
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein
Major deficits in our education system are cited as a factor hampering U.S. competitiveness. Therefore, growing a quality science and mathematics teaching workforce is vital to the health of our economy. Particular attention must be given to schools serving large numbers of low-income and minority students who may have had less access to science enrichment in school or out-of-school programs. A coherent approach to transformation of science teaching and learning that moves under-represented students through the pre K-20 continuum to science and engineering careers requires transformative practices.
The Goals and Objectives of CSER are:
Goal 1: Improve K-20 Science Teaching and Learning
Goal 2: Support Science Research and Opportunities for CSUEB Student Engagement
Goal 3: Create and Maintain Central Location and Technology Infrastructure for Disciplinary and Science Research