Mathematics, Science & STEM Programs
The acronym STEM is fairly specific in nature referring to science, technology, engineering and mathematics; however, the concept of STEM encompasses much more than the sum of its parts. Workers in STEM occupations use science and math to solve problems and drive our nation's innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries.
STEM includes the following features:
- Standards-based instruction driven by problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning that requires students to actively engage in learning.
- Technology provides creative and innovative ways to solve problems and apply what has been learned.
- Collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills threaded throughout standards-based instruction.
- Opportunities for authentic, standards-based STEM experiences for all student learners.
Director, of STEM
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400