CSTA's mission is to promote high quality science education.
CSTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that:
- represents science educators statewide—in every
science discipline at every grade level, Kindergarten through
- demonstrates leadership in science education in the state
by organizing and participating in statewide reform initiatives,
and provides leadership opportunities for members who wish
to serve on state advisory committees, including framework,
standards, and textbook committees.
- works to ensure that the interests of science educators
are represented at the state level, with legislators and
state education policy-makers. Learn
about some successes achieved on your behalf, and
what our current policy priorities are.
- publishes California Classroom
Science, a monthly e-newspaper packed with news,
information, resources, ideas, and activities of current
interest to science educators, and the California
Journal of Science Education, a semi-annual scholarly
journal designed to stimulate thought and dialogue about
- sponsors the California Science
Education Conference, the largest state conference designed
specifically for science educators statewide.
- recognizes excellence by sponsoring awards
programs for both students and teachers.
- is supported by local and subject area science
educator groups, and promotes their membership and activities.
- CSTA invites membership
from elementary, middle school, high school, and college
teachers and informal science educators, and provides representation
for all levels on our Board