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For K-12 Teacher Education

Professional Associations


General Science

  • AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • NSTA National Science Teachers Association
  • PSTA Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association


  • Association for Biology Laboratory Education
  • NABT National Association of Biology Teachers


  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • ACS American Chemical Society

Earth & Space Science

  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • NESTA The National Earth Science Teachers Association
  • AAE Association for Astronomy Education
  • AAS American Astronomical Society

Physics & Physical Science

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • APS American Physical Society

Environmental Education

  • NAAEE North American Association for Environmental Education
  • ESA Ecological Society of America

Finding articles

Suggested Journals


Educational Studies in Mathematics from Springer Publishing

For the Learning of Mathematics  A peer-reviewed, open-access international journal of mathematics education published under the auspices of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group

Journal of Urban Mathematics Education - open access title from Georgia State University

School Science and Mathematics  from Wiley/Blackwell  

From the National Council on the Teaching of Mathematics (NCTM)
Teaching Children Mathematics is intended as a resource for elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators.
The Mathematics Teacher  devoted to improving mathematics instruction from grade 8 through two-year
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education 

General Science

The Science Teacher features articles, interviews, mentoring, recent news notes, book reviews, and National Science Teachers Association news.

Science Scope features articles, news notes, and recent happenings for middle and junior high school science teachers. Published by the National Science Teachers Association

Journal of Research in Science Teaching The official journal of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners on issues of science teaching and learning and science education policy.




The American Biology Teacher contains articles, research, how-to-do-it and book reviews aimed at teachers of biology at every level.


Journal of Biological Education Refereed articles, papers, letters, short news items, and reviews on all aspects of biology published by the Institute of Biology, London.


CBE Life Sciences Education is an open access quarterly from The American Society for Cell Biology that publishes peer-reviewed articles on life science education at the K–12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Bioscience A peer-reviewed, heavily cited, monthly journal that presents readers with timely and authoritative overviews of current research in biology, accompanied by essays and discussion sections on education, public policy, history, and the conceptual underpinnings of the biological sciences.



Journal of Chemical Education published by the Division of Chemical Education at the American Chemical Society.


The Chemical Educator is a peer-reviewed journal containing reference to current topics, experiments, and teaching methodology - focused on undergraduate education.



Earth & Space Science

Astronomy Education Review is an open-source journal supported by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and NASA and provides a meeting place for all who are engaged in astronomy and space science education, in either formal or informal settings.


Journal of Geoscience Education is a peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.



Physics & Physical Science

Physics Education is an international journal published by the Institute of Physics. The articles are chosen to support secondary school teachers and those involved with courses up to introductory undergraduate level.

American Journal of Physics journal published for the American Association of Physics Teachers by the American Institute of Physics



Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research is a peer reviewed electronic-only journal sponsored by The American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the APS Forum on Education (APS FEd). The journal covers the full range of experimental and theoretical research on the teaching and/or learning of physics.

Environmental Education

Journal of Environmental Education contains peer reviewed coverage of environmental education topics, including case studies of relevant projects, evaluation of new research, and discussion of public policy and philosophy.

Green Teacher Covers teaching methods, philosophy, resources in the areas of environmental and global education for elementary and secondary teachers. A great professional publication.

GreenFILE — Offers well-researched but accessible information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact.