ARLINGTON, Va.—June 27, 2019--Members of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have approved a new name for the organization that better reflects the numerous stakeholders in the K–16 science teaching community and the many places where science learning takes place. Effective immediately, the National Science Teachers Association will be known as the National Science Teaching Association.
“This name change represents a major shift in our vision to better connect with a science teaching community that has grown to include many who do not carry the formal title of ‘science teacher,’” said NSTA President Dennis Schatz. “NSTA’s Board of Directors first voted in favor of changing the association’s name last February and we are thrilled that our members have agreed with this decision.”
“NSTA is the go-to organization for middle and high school science teachers and elementary teachers who provide outstanding science education to our nation’s students,” said NSTA Executive Director David L. Evans. “We are also the go-to organization for museum educators, administrators, curriculum developers, and many more who share a passion for science teaching and learning. Our new name reflects an organization where everyone, wherever they may be, who shares our mission to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, will find quality programs, resources, and products.”
NSTA will debut a new logo later this fall as part of the rebranding process. In addition, the National Science Teaching Association will provide a broader and richer engagement experience by bringing science and STEM stakeholders together and helping them to better connect, collaborate, and understand the changes taking place with three-dimensional teaching and learning.
The Association is also refocusing its programs to better support science teaching and learning with enhanced content, new and exciting digital products, more personalized services, and dynamic resources, all of which will be unveiled later this year.
“As we build the new NSTA, we will remain focused on our goal to help educators connect, collaborate, and grow professionally. We will continue to provide the trusted, high-quality resources that all stakeholders can use so that students are science literate, workforce ready, and prepared to handle the challenges ahead as global citizens,” said Beth Allan, NSTA President-Elect.
About the National Science Teaching Association
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.