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Supporting Texas STEM Teachers

As part of our mission to support STEM teacher development at all levels, SFA’s STEM Education and Research Center is proud to offer a range of professional development programs. Our programs will help you find new ways to share your love of math and science, engage your students in meaningful, relevant research and connect with other teachers to share strategies and best practices.


East Texas Math Teachers’ Circle

The East Texas Math Teachers' Circle is an opportunity for school mathematics teachers to rediscover their love for mathematics by exploring problem-solving with SFA and guest mathematics faculty. The ETMTC program focuses on the development of problem-solving strategies that can be taken back to the mathematics classroom. ETMTC meetings are free to attend and open to any interested public and private school mathematics teachers, home school teachers and student teachers.

This program is partially funded by the American Institute of Mathematics. Educators who participate in ETMTC are eligible to earn CPE and G/T credits.

More information, including meeting schedule and details, is available on the ETMTC webpage.

K-12 Professional Development

The STEM Education and Research Center offers individualized, tailored programs in professional development for K-12 teachers.

Based on an assessment of individual district needs, the STEM Center provides sustained, ongoing professional development to support teachers throughout the school year. Personalized professional development programs help teachers develop skills and strategies to plan and improve instruction in their classrooms.

Professional development sessions are available throughout the year and include a variety of topics, such as:

  • Kindergarten “Math Tool Box”
  • Vertical alignment in math and science, K-12
  • K-12 coding
  • Preparation and design for science fairs
  • Infusing STEM into the 3rd through 5th grade classroom
  • Technology in the classroom (grade 4 through 12)
  • Critical thinking skills (grades 6 through 8)

Learn more

To register or learn more about SFA’s K-12 professional development programs, please contact:

Dr. Jana Redfield 
Assistant Director, STEM Education and Research Center


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Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building, Suite 406

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6070 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6070