Research Experience for Teachers Summer Program

The Oklahoma State University Research Experience for Teachers (OSU-RET) Summer Program is designed to develop a means of educating middle school and high school teachers and pre-service teachers about real scientific research. 

The OSU-RET program provides in-service (and now preservice science teachers) with the research experience, content knowledge, and pedagogical skills, to mentor their middle school and high school students (or future students) in authentic research. 

The teachers also engaged in classroom activities designed to better understand the nature of science and build a framework for creating lesson plans designed around national standards and the theory of the nature of science. Currently, the teachers are finishing their lesson plans which they will test on their students. Afterward, those plans will be available on this website.