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The FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Science

The FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Science is a sustained development opportunity for middle level and high school science, health, and family and consumer science (FACS) teachers. Taking advantage of the current understandings in food science, teachers have an opportunity to provide topically relevant lessons in food science for their students. To prepare teachers to do this requires a continuous effort. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) partnered to initiate and implement a Professional Development Program in Food Science consistent with many national and state standards. This ongoing program is supported and directed by the FDA and administered by Graduate School USA, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Selected middle level and high school teachers will have an opportunity to be involved in a multi-dimensional professional development program.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States, hold teacher certification, and currently instruct in a public or private school in the US or US territories.

Information on applying for the FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Science that takes place July 16 - 23, 2017, in Washington DC.

Who are the alumni of this Professional Development Program?