Dr. Mary Stordy led the development of the new STEM education program at Memorial.
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Memorial University’s Faculty of Education has launched a new program that the university says will help to position it at the leading edge of STEM teacher education in Canada. Aimed at university students who are completing a degree, the two-year post-degree program will reportedly qualify graduates to teach school children at the kindergarten to Grade 6 levels. “The program responds to increasing local, national and international focus on the sciences, digital technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools,” said Faculty of Education Dean Kirk Anderson. “It’s an exciting time to be in the Faculty of Education—elements of this program are unique and it’s the first of its kind in the country.”