NOVA Vision

The NOVA program was developed to facilitate change in higher education to enhance science, mathematics and technology literacy of pre-service teachers.


NOVA Objectives

  • Disseminate the NOVA pre-service education model nationally to a diverse population of higher education institutions, addressing critical concerns for equity and geographic distribution.
  • Continue development of the NOVA pre-service education model aligned with NASA's Strategic Enterprises and the national standards and benchmarks for science, mathematics and technology.
  • Sustain the change process by mentoring workshop participants and collaborating with NOVA partner institutions (grant recipients).
  • Increase the collaboration among the NOVA partner institutions by providing a forum to exchange innovative ideas for change in preservice education.
  • Stimulate and conduct research and evaluation on the effectiveness of NOVA's pre-service education model.