University faculty, school district administrators and staff, and other important stakeholders will regard The Ohio Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science as an integral part of supporting mathematics and science education projects that aim to enrich and improve the teaching and learning of PreK-16 mathematics and science in southeast Ohio and beyond.
This vision will be achieved by strengthening collaboration, coordination, and communication among Patton College of Education faculty, OU faculty in other colleges, PreK-16 educators, and other important stakeholders including faculty at other institutions.
Overall, our mission is to enrich the learning opportunities for both PreK-16+ students and teachers, through outreach programs in P-12, teacher preparation, and professional development. This mission is addressed through the following goals:
- To improve professional development opportunities for practicing teachers.
- To improve prospective teacher preparation programs.
- To increase access to quality learning opportunities for P-16 students.
- To support future teacher educators and teacher leaders.
- To connect to equitable and just approaches to teaching and learning.
- To form a research and creative activities collaborative that plans and conducts applied practice, research, and evaluation.
- To increase the visibility of the center and its viability as a resource of expertise within the Patton College, Ohio University, the community/region, the state, and beyond
- Increase collaboration among Patton College Centers and Patton College faculty on mutually beneficial projects
- Increase the capacity of Center director and staff (including graduate students) to engage in outreach-related activities that are aligned to its mission
- Gradually increase the externally funded projects.