The Colleges of Education and Science & Mathematics have been collaborating to promote best practices in science teaching since 1986.
CSUN was a recipient of the Carnegie TNE Award. A central focus of TNE was to make teacher preparation--and pupil learning--everyone's responsibility because teacher candidates must learn not just subject matter but how to make subject matter teachable. The "two cultures" must align practices and principles for candidates to experience a coherent program. The Institute for Innovation in Science Teaching is partially an extension of the TNE philosophy of collaboration between the colleges of Science & Mathematics and Education in science teacher preparation.