And the disciplines that underpin STEM would be strong and taught with inspiration by teachers who are supported to keep abreast of their field

Australia's Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, National Press Club address, July 31, 2013

Reconceptualising Maths and Science Teacher Education Programs (ReMSTEP), responded to the need for improved competence and confidence in the teaching of science and maths, as a pre-service focus, across the Australian Curriculum.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, under the Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers (ETMST) Programme, ReMSTEP was a three year (2014-2017) collaborative project led by the University of Melbourne in association with Deakin, La Trobe and Monash universities.

ReMSTEP contributed to the ETMST goals through:

New study options

  • developed in collaboration with science and mathematics departments and researchers
  • delivering a cohort of graduate teachers better equipped to integrate mathematical and science practice into their classroom pedagogy
  • workplace experience giving high calibre science and maths students exposure to teaching as a career

Additional Experiences

  • for pre-service teachers designed and delivered in collaboration with specialist centres
  • providing opportunities for pre-service teachers to enrich their content knowledge and develop learning resources alongside practising scientists and mathematicians

Exemplars and resources

  • resources, collaboration models and innovative pedagogies developed through the ReMSTEP activities will be shared with the education community
Department of Education and Training

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training

The University of Melbourne
Monash University
Latrobe University
Deakin University


  1. Research report - Schools Workforce 2012, Chapter 4: Addressing imbalances in teacher supply and demand". Productivity Commission. Retrieved 3 March 2014.

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