About the Project


Co-Teaching Model: New Teacher Prep

Promising Practices

Professional Development


STEM Ed. Initiatives @ UMBC




National Science Foundation

Math/Science Partnership

Grant Number EHR 0514420


     The UMBC-BCPS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Project is a partnership of the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  This innovative project that facilitates the implementation, testing, refinement and dissemination of promising practices for improving STEM student achievement as well as teacher quality/retention in selected high-needs elementary, middle and high schools in Baltimore County Public Schools. Centered on creating and evaluating performance-based preservice teacher education (interns) programs and sustainable professional development programs for teachers and administrators, the project is designed to increase P-12 student achievement in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by increasing intern/teacher and administrator knowledge and confidence related to these areas.


    The Principal Investigator of the UMBC-BCPS STEM Project is Anne Spence, Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering at UMBC. 


For a directory of the Project Staff click here.



Eunique Gray, STEM 2005 -2006 Intern, is a 3rd grade teacher at Hebbville Elementary School, Baltimore County.


StreamingMedia@UMBC hosts:

Walk the Talk: A Conversation Between

Dr. Hrabowski and 2006 - 2007 STEM

Interns (The Visionaries)


The latest project news...

Project Extension:  The National Science Foundation has awarded the Project a Noyce grant, which will support former interns and lead teachers through a STEM Master Teacher Development (MTD) Program. Teachers will take eighteen credit hours of university courses and participate in ongoing workshops, which are designed to directly link to the classroom and give teachers experiences and activities that build their capacity as classroom leaders.  The program will begin in January 2009, and extend through December 2010.

December 2008 graduation:  Forty-seven members of in-service cohorts in math, physical science and STEM are awarded their MAE degree.

Project Celebration:  State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, University of Maryland Baltimore County President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe A. Hairston joined other educators at UMBC on December 10 to celebrate the successful conclusion of a National Science Foundation-funded initiative and the receipt of an additional grant that will allow many aspects of the work to continue.

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For more information contact:

Center for Excellence in STEM Education

UMBC,  ACIV B Wing Room 220

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Phone:410-455-8082  Fax: 410-455-8192