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FCR-STEMLearn is an extended professional development program for mathematics and science teachers in Florida. Through FCR-STEMLearn, mathematics and science teachers in Florida will benefit from an array of face-to-face and online professional development opportunities to deepen their content knowledge, establish lesson study teams at their schools, access thousands of teaching resources, engage in integrated STEM activities, and enhance their capacity to teach challenging courses that meet Florida’s standards. Participating teachers receive a stipend along with a certificate upon completing the program.

FCR-STEMLearn is a partnerhip led by the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) at the Florida State University. Since it was established in 2010 (formerly called BIOSCOPES), FCR-STEMLearn has trained thousands of teachers and the results have been outstanding.

This FCR-STEMLearn program is funded by the US Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program through the Florida Department of Education.

FCR-STEMLearn teacher certificate program

Participating teachers receive at least 100 hours of face-to-face professional development by going through a summer institute and at least a full lesson study cycle. More than 1,000 teachers have completed this program and approximately 2,000 more will go through it during 2014 and 2015. Please scroll down to learn more about the institutes and lesson study. The required components to earn a certificate are marked with a "*". Our programs are available for the following tracks:


FCR-STEMLearn components

FCR-STEMLearn provides rigorous content knowledge training and ongoing support through the following components:

Content knowledge training



Lesson study training and support



Instructional resources and curriculum development

seperator *Required components to earn a certificate.


CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions. Click here for more information.

How can I participate?

Teachers will be invited to apply for the different FCR-STEMLearn programs through their school district office. Our team will extend invitations for participation to all Florida school districts. FCR-STEMLearn is already planned to be available to the majority of all school districts. Please consult with your district to find out if they are signed up to be part of the FCR-STEMLearn program.