"Today I am announcing a renewed commitment to education in mathematics and science. Through this commitment, American students will move from the middle to the top of the pace in science and math over the next decade. For we know that the nation that out-educates us today -will out-compete us tomorrow.
We cannot start soon enough. We know that the quality of math and science teachers is the most influential single factor in determining whether a study will succeed or fail in these subjects."
President Obama The National Academy of Sciences April 27, 2009
A BA in STEM will allow future elementary school teachers, who are simultaneously taking courses in the School of Education, to develop academic strength in STEM. Students who complete this major will have a broad understanding of the scientific and mathematical foundations of the natural and human-made worlds.