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STEM Certification Program
STEM Certification Program

STEM Education for the 21st Century

In today's global information- and technology-driven economy, successful individuals must be both STEM literate and equipped with 21st-century skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, and persistence. To address this need, the STEM Certification Program promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education that builds content knowledge and 21st-century skills.

A Framework for STEM Learning

The STEM Education Framework is a set of research-based best practices that foster STEM learning, as well as the development of higher order 21st-century skills. This freely available resource sets out a vision for STEM curricula that prepare students to live and work in the modern world.

Recognizing Quality STEM Resources

STEM education is more important than ever—and countless organizations are developing and promoting STEM content, resources, and instructional programs for the education sector. Yet little objective information exists to help decision-makers identify high-quality materials. The STEM Certification Program addresses this need by reviewing and certifying materials aligned with our STEM Education Framework.

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STEM Certification Program

Recognizing Quality STEM Resources

The STEM Certification Program facilitates selection of high-quality STEM materials for the education sector by reviewing and certifying materials that align with our STEM Education Framework.

How It Works

  1. Submit materials for review. Any curriculum, set of instructional materials, educational program, or product intended for formal or informal STEM learning may be reviewed, including instructional software, online courses, educational games, apps, and professional development resources.
  2. Reviews conducted by independent experts. All reviews are performed by a panel of experts with advanced degrees and deep knowledge related to the subject matter, grade level, and intended audience of the materials under review.
  3. Receive actionable feedback. Each review concludes with a detailed report of how the materials align to each element of the framework.
  4. Receive GSA Certification. Materials that align to the framework receive official certification from the New York Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Alliance, an initiative designed to advance STEM education worldwide.

Benefits of Certification

  • Recognition that your materials reflect best practices
  • Official New York Academy of Sciences certification seal for use in promotional materials
  • Recognition on our website
  • Promotional opportunities through the Global STEM Alliance, a coalition of more than 250 partners in 100 countries and regions around the world