The Association for Science Teacher Education is a non-profit professional organization composed of over 500 members from the US and countries around the globe. Members include teacher educators, scientists, science coordinators and supervisors, and informal science educators who prepare and provide professional development for teachers of science at all levels.  ASTE promotes scholarship, collaboration, and innovation in science teacher education, and seeks to advance policy and practice that contributes to more just and equitable outcomes for teachers of science.

The leadership of ASTE has identified two strategic priorities related to our mission:

  1. Broadening the diversity of membership and leadership in ASTE
  2. Providing a leading voice in conversations about science teacher education research, policy, and practice