Pre-Service Teacher Institutes
[Educators Grades K-8 & Students Higher Education]
The Pre-Service Teacher Institute, or PSTI, was developed to provide a more in-depth experience for pre-service teachers. At the PSTI, pre-service teachers spend two weeks in an intensive experience where they are exposed to problem-based learning, mathematics, science and technology enrichment activities. Pre-service teachers are able to interface with NASA personnel and tour NASA facilities. The educators learn to incorporate NASA's cutting-edge research into lesson plans for elementary and middle school students. The institute culminates with the pre-service teachers developing and teaching problem-based lessons to children from local schools.
PSTIs are held at Ames Research Center, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, and Stennis Research Center. Please check the web links below for current PSTI information. Contact the center directly for more information about that center's summer institute.
Ms. Theresa Martinez
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
NASA Center PTSI Web Sites
> NASA Ames Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute
> NASA Johnson Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute →
> NASA Kennedy Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute →
> NASA Langley Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute →
> NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute →
> NASA Stennis Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute →
Additional Contact Information
> View Higher Education contact information
> View Pre-college contact information