Challenges in Implementing STEM Education and Role of Teacher Education Programs in Mitigating these Challenges

  • Abdul Nasir Kiazai
  • Naila Siddiqua
  • Zarina Waheed


STEM instruction is an incorporated methodology that consolidates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. This study aimed at finding expected challenges in implementing STEM education and role of teacher education programs in mitigating possible challenges in implementing STEM education in Baluchistan. To achieve the objectives, quantitative methodology was used. Sample was selected using judgmental convenience sampling technique.  The sample of the study consisted of, 202 pre-service teacher educators from three public universities of Quetta. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentage. The findings indicated that although the implementation of integrated STEM education in Baluchistan may face challenges, the role of teacher education programs in mitigating these challenges is significant.

Author Biographies

Abdul Nasir Kiazai

Assistant Professor IER, University of Balochistan, Quetta 

Naila Siddiqua

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Karachi

Zarina Waheed

Assistant Professor Department of Education, SBK, Women University, Quetta