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Preparing Future Math Teachers

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Science  10 Jun 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6035, pp. 1266-1267
DOI: 10.1126/science.1193855

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The U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommends that the federal government provide support over the next decade to recruit and train at least 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers of middle school (ages 11 to 13) and high school. Their strong academic backgrounds should include both “deep content knowledge in STEM subjects and mastery of the pedagogical skills required to teach these subjects well” (1).