Why STEM Certification?
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are vital to our future—the future of our country, the future of our region and the future of our children.
MEETING THE DEMANDS OF THE FUTURE
Today more than ever, institutions must prepare their students for careers of tomorrow by fostering and perpetuating enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. AdvancED's STEM Certification provides Pre-K-12 institutions as well as programs within institutions a research-based framework and criteria for their awareness, continuous improvement and assessment of the quality, rigor and substance of their STEM educational programs. The Standard and Indicators clearly define the qualities and components vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered Pre-K-12 STEM teaching and learning programs, as well as clear expectations for student outcomes and mastery of 21st century skills.
Through valid and reliable processes, tools and training, AdvancED STEM Certification ensures that even the most effective educators and programs continually assess and improve to meet the needs and demands of the real world.