Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE)
The WSSU Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE), established by the 2003 North Carolina General Assembly, is the newest North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Center. The mission of the NC-MSEN Program is to strengthen the quality and increase the number of teachers in mathematics and science education and to increase the pool of North Carolina high school graduates prepared to pursue careers requiring mathematics and science.
The WSSU CMSTE began its network activities in 2004 with the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program. The CMSTE is a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The center consists of two components: The Professional Development Center and The WSSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program. The Professional Development Center component held its inaugural event June 2005 with a mathematics teacher workshop for middle school teachers.
The CMSTE Professional Development Center is committed to providing high quality professional development programs in mathematics and science education that enhance teacher learning and support state and national educational guidelines. The Professional Development Center collaborates with local school districts and other programs to meet the needs of teachers in mathematics, science, and technology. Not only will teachers be able to obtain renewal credits for teacher licensure from the center, but it is the vision of the professional development center to offer future graduate courses for mathematics, science, and technology education programs.