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SPREE- Science Projects Related to Equity in Education


SPREE (Science Projects Related to Equity in Education) is a joint project between the CSUS College of Education, the MASE Center, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). SPREE is funded by the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) Improving Teacher Quality program. The SPREE program was active from 2004 to 2010.


SPREE seeks to improve science instruction high-poverty, culturally and linguistically diverse schools that host student teachers for the CSUS College of Education. The goals of the project are:

  • To improve the science content knowledge of K-8 school teachers
  • To increase the pedagogical repertoire of these teachers, particularly with respect to
    • Inquiry-based and hands-on science instruction
    • Effective instructional strategies for English Learners
    • Effective instructional strategies for all learning styles
    • Promoting equity in the classroom and community
  • To increase teachers’ awareness of and ability to create science curriculum attentive to issues of social justice and equity in their schools’ communities

Contact Information
Pia Wong, SPREE Co-Director
Equity Network Director
College of Education
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6079
(916) 278-4987
Rich Hedman, SPREE Co-Director
MASE Center/Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6125
(916) 278-5487

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