Sandra Yarema is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Science Teacher Education, in the College of Education at Wayne State University (WSU). She teaches methods and science content courses for pre-service elementary teachers and coordinates classes for the Science Education program. She also works with Teach DETROIT, a state and foundation grant- funded program in WSU’s College of Education, which partners with local schools to offer candidates authentic clinical experience in urban P-12 schools. Dr. Yarema is the regional director for the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a program partnering with NSTA and the U.S. Department of Defense to develop and showcase pre-college researchers, drawing participants from area high schools. Dr. Yarema is also on the board of directors for the Michigan Science Teachers Association. She previously worked with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-W. Woodrow Michigan Teaching Fellowship at WSU, a foundation funded program to provide STEM professionals with intensive clinical experiences and full teacher preparation as part of a MAT degree.
Dr. Yarema earned her doctorate at WSU, in 2015. She was a certified middle school science teacher, grades 5 -8, for over 20 years. She previously earned a B.S. in Elementary Education at Oakland University, Rochester, MI; and a Master of Science Education with a concentration in Physics at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.