Science Education Resource Center

What is SERC?

The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at San José State University was established in 1958 and is a unique educational resource center that houses over 5,000 science resources in the thematic areas of Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. SERC strives to facilitate the delivery of high quality, inquiry-based pre K-12 grade instruction and to supplement and enrich the science curriculum in the classrooms and out in the community. The users of SERC include in-service & pre-service teachers, SJSU students, staff and faculty. Patrons can check out science equipment, biofacts, books, DVDs and videos. They can also become certified in the SERC Wildlife Ambassador program which allows them to bring animals such as a tarantula, snake or tortoise into their classroom. 

Mission Statement

Connect, Discover, Explore!

At the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) we are committed to inspiring and assisting educators & SJSU students to teach STEM content by providing free resources, programs and consultation with the ultimate goal of helping their students to connect, discover, and explore the world of science.


For more information about the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), please visit here.