ASTE Mission Statement

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) promotes leadership and support for professionals involved in the education and development of teachers of science at all levels.  ASTE advances practice and policy through scholarship, collaboration, and innovation in science teacher education.

ASTE Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

ASTE is committed to promoting a culture of respect, fairness, and inclusivity for Science Teacher Education. All people deserve to pursue their professional activities with dignity and in a safe, supportive, respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment that encourages diverse points of view and backgrounds in order to engage in open and honest communication.In 2021, the ASTE Board of Directors unanimously supported the creation of the ASTE Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

History of ASTE

ASTE (formerly the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science or AETS) can trace its history back to the 1920s. Learn about our history and view a list of Past ASTE Presidents.

ASTE Leadership

ASTE is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors chair a variety of committees that help conduct the work of the organization in accordance with our Bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

2021 Board Members

President* Debi Hanuscin Western Washington University
President Elect* Rommel Miranda Towson University
Past President* Gil Naizer Texas A&M Commerce
Senior Board Member* Margaret Blanchard North Carolina State University
Senior Board Member* Andrea Burrows University of Wyoming
At large Board Member Judith Morrison Washington State University Tri-Cities
At large Board Member Jerrid Kruse Drake University
At large Board Member Xavier Fazio Brock University
At large Board Member Vanashri Nargund-Joshi New Jersey City University
Senior Regional Representative* Jonah Firestone Washington State University
Regional Representative Jennifer Stark University of West Florida
Regional Representative Corrine Lardy Sacramento State
Graduate Student Representative Alexis Riley Columbia University
NSTA Director of  Preservice Teacher Ed Donna Governor University of North Georgia

* indicates membership on the Executive Committee

Administrative Members

Executive Director Kate Popejoy Popejoy STEM, LLC
Director of  Electronic Services John Rhea John Rhea Designs
Conference Program Coordinator Brooke Whitworth Clemson University

A full list of the ASTE leadership, including committees.

ASTE Leadership Statements and Legislative Actions