STEM Education and Teacher Development Partnerships

 Southcoast Education Compact (SCC)

The SouthCoast Education Compact (the Compact) is an education partnership between business leaders, area School Superintendents, the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth and Bristol Community College to collectively address the level of educational attainment in the South Coast region.

Participating Districts and Schools

  • Acushnet Public Schools
  • Atlantis Charter School
  • Dartmouth Public Schools
  • Fairhaven Public Schools
  • Fall River Public Schools
  • Freetown and Lakeville Public Schools
  • Global Learning Public Charter School
  • New Bedford Public Schools
  • Old Rochester Regional Schools District
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Seekonk Public Schools
  • Somerset Public Schools
  • Swansea Public Schools
  • Wareham Public Schools
  • Westport Public Schools
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Dioceses of Fall River


Center for University School and Community Partnerships (CUSP)

The Center for University, School and Community Partnerships (CUSP) at UMass Dartmouth's satellite location in Fairhaven. CUSP offers professional development and alternative licensing programs for teachers and administrators.

James J. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education

The Kaput Center has been established in the spirit and vision of James Kaput, whose innovative thinking and leadership inspired many in the field of STEM education. The purpose of this Center is to provide a focus and support for sustained investigation of foundational issues in the field of STEM education, issues that will be chosen to enhance and deepen ongoing research by its members and associates. The Center is a place where fundamental problems in STEM education will be studied, discussed and analyzed through conferences, colloquium series, basic research and development, commissioned reports, and think-tank meetings.