Faculty at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education are available for comment on President Bush’s call for 30,000 math and science professionals to take jobs as teachers. In delivering his State of the Union address, the president also advocated for increasing the number of high school teachers who offer rigorous courses in math and science by 70,000 over five years.

The below faculty, part of Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, can address the following topics: the types of individuals drawn to careers in teaching math and science; the likelihood of the nation fulfilling the president’s call; and the opportunities mid-career professionals have in switching to the teaching profession.

  • Kenneth Goldberg, Math Education
  • Pamela Fraser-Abder, Science Education
  • Judith McVarish, Math Education
  • Catherine Milne, Science Education

Reporters interested in speaking with any of these faculty should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

Founded in 1890 as the School of Pedagogy, NYU Steinhardt was the first school of its kind in the United States. Today, NYU Steinhardt advances knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crucial crossroads of human learning, culture, development, and well-being. Through rigorous research and education, the school’s faculty and students evaluate and redefine processes, practices, and policies in their respective fields and lead in an ever-changing world. For more information, go to steinhardt.nyu.edu.

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