In an effort to positively affect the future of scientific education, the College of Science has become one of the leading proponents of public education reform in Texas and across the nation. As one of the state's most prominent scientific educational resources, we are actively involved in reversing the current science and mathematics teacher shortage. In addition, we are equally dedicated to promoting the use of information technology to enhance the traditional science and mathematics educational experience for both teachers and their students.
The field-based aggieTEACH (formerly MASS) teacher recruitment program identifies and prepares young mathematics and science majors for potential futures as mathematics and science educators. In four years, the program boasts a 75 percent retention rate and has resulted in a 1,000 percent increase in freshman mathematics and science majors choosing to pursue teacher certification.
Advanced Placement® Institutes
For more than a decade, the College of Science has provided proven Advanced Placement® (AP) instruction each summer for the teachers of Texas. Activities included in the week-long experience are aimed at improving the quality of AP teachers and, in turn, their students—the future leaders of our state and nation.
Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education is a joint effort between Texas A&M University's College of Science and College of Education and Human Development to provide and promote resources that will enhance science and mathematics education and support the ever-changing needs of Texas' K-16 public educators.
Educational Outreach and Women's Programs Office
Through its Educational Outreach and Women's Programs Office, the College of Science annually sponsors a wide variety of educational science activities for middle and high school students. Our goal is to stimulate interest and encourage careers in science, engineering and technology. The Outreach Program also serves a vital role as a network for female faculty and students who are preparing for and pursuing successful careers in technical fields.