Bringing Engineering into Preservice Education

EiE collaborates with college faculty to introduce preservice teachers to engineering and technology. 

To succeed in their chosen careers, elementary teachers need solid preparation in the subjects they will teach—and that includes engineering. EiE is working with faculty in the fields of science and education to develop strategies for integrating engineering into college courses for preservice teachers. This initiative, called Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology for Elementary Educators (BEST) is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Faculty Perspectives

In the two videos below, BEST faculty collaborators reflect on their experiences integrating engineering into their classes for preservice teachers.


College to Classroom: Bridging Preservice & Inservice 

In this video, a young teacher reflects on how his experience of engineering through BEST has shaped his teaching.


Want to learn more? 

  • Evaluation
    View reports  on the impact of the integration of engineering on faculty and their students.
  • Resources for Faculty
    See how science and education faculty have integrated engineering into their courses.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1003060. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.