Provide quality services and resources to build strong foundations for every Florida student in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to produce the future Florida STEM workforce.
What is STEM?
STEM education is the intentional integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to create a student-centered learning environment. During STEM education, students use multiple disciplines to investigate and engineer solutions to problems and to construct evidence-based explanations of real-world scenarios.
Mathematics and Science Standards
The mathematics and science standards, as well as standards for every subject, can be found on CPALMS.org. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards, course descriptions and vetted resources.
Presidential Awards for Ecellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of STEM education.
Nominations for grade 7-12 teachers in science, technology, engineering, math and/or computer science opened November 2020. Please visit www.paemst.org to submit your nominations. The form requires the teacher’s name, email address and school name. You may submit more than one nomination. You may also self-nominate.
Please recognize great teachers in this state by nominating them for this prestigious award!
For further information, please contact Alicia Foy at Alicia.Foy@fldoe.org.
Parent and Student Resources
- Florida State Statute 1003.42 - Required Instruction
- Florida State Statute 1003.4282 - Requirements for a standard high school diploma
- Florida State Statute 1003.4156 - General requirements for middle grades promotion
Staff Contact Information
Director of STEAM
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Ashley M. Harvey
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
K-12 Science Program Specialist