The urgent need for high-quality STEM teachers put forward a high demand for STEM pre-service teacher education, which generates a variety of research. This study aims to systematically review relevant articles using the CiteSpace software to visualize the research trends and research hotspots of STEM pre-service teacher education. 166 articles were selected from the Web of Science core collection database from 2012 to 2021. The results show that the research hotspots mainly include single-discipline pre-service teacher training, the design of STEM pre-service teacher training programs, and the application of modern high technology in education. While the research trends are reflected in the interdisciplinary and integrated training of STEM pre-service teachers, the construction of an evaluation system of STEM pre-service teacher education, and the integration and degree of application of high technology. The results provide an objective research basis for subsequent studies.
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