Welcome to SSMA 

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 and mathematics and advances the integration of science and mathematics.

SSMA focuses on promoting research-based innovations related to K-16 teacher preparation and continued professional enhancement in science and mathematics. Target audiences include higher education faculty members, K-16 school leaders and K-16 classroom teachers.

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 SSMA 2014 Elections

 It's election time.  Each year we elect two new board members that serve a three year term.  Below is the slate of nominees for this year's election.  To read more about each candidate click here

   Elaine Tuft
Utah Valley University

Charles Emenaker
University of
Cincinnati-Blue Ash

Andrea Rae Milner
Adrian College
Ron Zambo
Arizona State University


Special Focus Issue of School Science and Mathematics Journal

Parent Engagement in Science and Mathematics Learning

Click here for the complete Call for Papers

Guest Editors: Julie Thomas and Sandi Cooper

Overview: This special focus issue of SSMJ will highlight important issues, current
research, and successful programs related to partnerships with parents and families. In particular,
the editors seek manuscripts that address the following:

  • How might parent engagement improve science and mathematics learning?
  • What are some effective models of engaging parents in science and mathematics learning?
  • How do parents’ attitudes and beliefs about science and mathematics impact student achievement?
  • What are some effective models of preparing preservice teachers to engage parents in science and mathematics learning?
  • What program or resources support or encourage parent involvement in science and mathematics?
  • What guides parents and teachers understanding about technology as a useful tool in science and mathematics learning?

Manuscripts need to be submitted by April 1, 2014 through Scholar One website.  
See the journal website for details:

Please indicate in your cover letter that your manuscript is to be considered for the Parent
Engagement special issue. This special issue will be published in January, 2015. Inquiries are
welcome and may be sent to Dr. Julie Thomas (julie.thomas@unl.edu) or Dr. Sandi Cooper (sandra_cooper@baylor.edu).

SSMA Journal

The SSMA journal is an international journal which is published monthly, October through May, emphasizing research on issues, concerns, and lessons within and between the disciplines of science and mathematics in the classroom.


2014 Convention

2014 Convention
November 6-8, 2014
Omni Hotel
Jacksonville, FL

2014 Call for Proposals

Proposal Submissions

*Proposal Submission Deadline has been extended to March 31, 2014.




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