STEM Educator Recruitment Through Summer Experiences

Presented by:
Kelly Costner
Cassandra Bell
Beth Costner

Our video will provide an overview of a 3-week, themed summer internship experience for undergraduates that incorporates both STEM classroom time in public schools and content-based, university-level research.  The internship has been a successful recruitment component for teacher education, resulting in program growth for both secondary mathematics and secondary biology.  An accompanying scholarship program helped drive evolution toward a graduate-level initial licensure model and prompted the addition of a program in secondary chemistry.  The resulting network of 10+ years of participants has supported retention of students in STEM fields and of STEM teachers in various high-need settings.

NSF Awards: 1540690

Presented in: 2021 (see original presentation & discussion)


Related Leadership Program
Noyce Research
Grade Level
Higher Ed
Research and Evaluation
Broadening Participation
Published Date
May 2021
Published In
2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area