Opportunities for Faculty – Fall 2014

ETEAMS is a multi-faceted project, and we’re often looking for ways to collaborate with faculty members. If you think you may be interested, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the project leaders to learn more for more details on program needs and opportunities, including potential funding support.

For Fall 2014, we’re especially interested in working with faculty who may want to contribute to any of the following:


  1. The STEM Thursdays program seeks mathematicians, mathematics educators, scientists, and science educators to participate in engaging STEM lessons at partner schools.
  2. The Summer Authentic Research program seeks mathematics faculty to support the design and development of a Math Teachers Circle problem solving workshop.
  3. The ETEAMS Fellowship program for preservice teachers seeks faculty to contribute to the teacher-leader mentoring program.

Educational Research

  1. The research team led by Joe Champion seeks faculty interested in participating in statistical modeling of longitudinal data on grades 4-8 students’ interests and self-efficacy in STEM domains, perceptions of mathematics and science instructional practices, and performance on state mathematics and science assessments. (The data includes more than 200,000 data points on ~3,000 students across 5 schools and multiple data sources.)
  2. The research team led by Cherie McCollough seeks faculty interested in the design, implementation, and effects on classroom instruction of school-based mathematics and science professional development for preservice and inservice teachers.
  3. The research team led by Tonya Jeffery seeks faculty interested in investigating change in preservice teachers’ mathematics and science content knowledge and views on the nature of mathematics through participation in ETEAMS.

In addition to the specific opportunities listed above, ETEAMS leadership is committed to supporting related research and development. All partners have been supportive of scholarship around both teacher preparation and the teaching and learning of STEM content. If you have other ideas, just let us know.


Initially funded by a 3- year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Elementary Teachers Engaged in Authentic Math and Science is a partnership between Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi Independent School District.

Key Components

  • STEM Thursdays – Students and teachers participate in engaging science and math experiences led by university scientists and mathematicians.
  • Curriculum – Pre-service teachers will collaborate with inservice teachers to offer high-quality, inquiry-based, hands-on integrated math and science curriculum.
  • Instructional Coaching – Experienced site-based coaches will support preservice teachers, school collaborations, and instruction in middle levels classrooms.
  • Peer Mediated Instruction – Upper elementary and middle school students will tutor younger elementary school students, increasing confidence and knowledge in mathematics.
  • Highly Qualified Math & Science Teachers – Workshops will help both pre-service and inservice teachers add a grades 4-8 math or science teaching certification.
  • Authentic Science Research – Pre-service and inservice teachers will participate in original science research with university researchers.  Participants will not only learn about science, they will become scientists as they work in the field and lab.