Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education


The Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education (CESE) is composed of interested citizens throughout New Mexico and the nation, including scientists, engineers, educators, university faculty, members of the clergy, and parents. CESE is non-partisan and non-sectarian, and welcomes members of all religions and political philosophies. This coalition works to improve science education and science literacy for all citizens.

 Our goal is to have a positive impact on society, and not just to preach to the choir. We want to make a difference!

The organization provides support to teachers, students, the public, and to public officials, when requested.

 We want to ensure that the beacon of the Enlightenment is not extinguished in 21st century America.


New Mexico Science Standards

  • Improve the quality and accuracy of the New Mexico Science Content Standards, Benchmarks, and Performance Standards
  • Remove the unscientific influence from the state science standards

Assistance to K-12 science educators and the state educational system

  • Develop good working relationships with public officials, executives, and administrators; become a source of information and support for them
  • Introduce courses on critical thinking into the public schools
  • Provide technical support to science teachers
  • Involve the entire community in the science education process

Assistance to university education

  • Work with university education schools to improve the skills and knowledge of public school science teachers

Community Action

  • Create a speakers bureau to present our ideas and goals
  • Write letters, give talks, and participate in informing the people about good science; demonstrate that science is both educational and fun!
  • Develop a reputation as a respected ethical and knowledgeable force for improving science education and literacy for everyone
  • Devote resources to educating the general public about good science

Long-term Goals:

  • Work for excellence in all educational fields
  • Promote science and math literacy
  • Become a nationally recognized and respected organization