Welcome to SSMA
Leading in STEM education since 1901
The School Science and Mathematics Association is an inclusive professional community of researchers and teachers who promote research, scholarship, and practice that improves school science, mathematics, and STEM and advances the integration of science, mathematics, and STEM.
SSMA focuses on promoting research-based innovations related to K-16 teacher preparation and continued professional enhancement in science, mathematics, and STEM. Target audiences include higher education faculty members, K-16 school leaders, and K-16 classroom teachers.
Endowment Fund Donation
The School Science and Mathematics Association Endowment Fund channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of science and mathematics teaching and learning. Please consider making a donation!
Four goals define the activities and products of the School Science and Mathematics Association:
- Building and sustaining a community of teachers, researchers, scientists, and mathematicians
- Advancing knowledge through research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and their integration
- Informing practice through the dissemination of scholarly works in and across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- Influencing policy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at local, state, and national levels
SSMA publishes School Science and Mathematics, an international journal which is published monthly, October through May. The journal emphasizes research on issues, concerns, and lessons within and between the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the classroom.
SSMA Conventions are held each fall at various sites around the country and include sessions on innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching as well as their integration. SSMA has been a national leader in bringing together science teacher and mathematics teacher organizations.
SSMA presents four annual awards to recognize excellence in science, mathematics and STEM integration; exemplary early-career research and teaching; commendable projects that integrate science, mathematics and STEM in K-12; and distinguished service to SSMA.