Lawrence C. Scharmann

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Lawrence C. Scharmann


Ph.D. – Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1985.
M.Ed. – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1980.
B.S. – Education (Distinction), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1978.

Dr. Scharmann specializes in science teacher education, focusing on nature of science issues with specific emphasis on the instructional role of science theories (specifically evolution education). His contributions concerning evolution education have been independently acknowledged by both the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (in 2010) and the Association of Science Teacher Educators (in 1994).

Areas of Expertise:

    Teacher Education
    Nature of Science
    Evolution Education

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2002: Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Education2000: Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Education, Teachers College Alumni Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1996: Award for Implications of Research for Educational Practice, Association of Teacher Educators (Kansas) 1995: Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Education1995: Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching1994: Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education, Association of Teacher Educators (Kansas)
Chair, Department of Secondary Education, Kansas State University, 1996-2010Director, School of Teacher Education, Florida State University, 2010-2014