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STEM Area of Interest


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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 

Welcome to the STEM Area of Interest of the Engineering and Technology Education Division (eTED) Division. Our Area is composed of science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers from middle school, high school and postsecondary classrooms across the nation, district and state supervisors of secondary engineering and technology education, plus engineering/technology education teacher educators. The STEM Area of Interest helps promote and enhance secondary engineering and technology education throughout the United States and cooperates with other ACTE Divisions to advance career and technical education nationally.

STEM SmartBrief

Created by SmartBrief in partnership with ACTE, STEM SmartBrief is a daily snapshot of STEM with news from Forbes Education, EdTech Magazine and other leading sources. Find resources on STEM policy and research, learn unique classroom curriculum and delve into discussions of STEM and gender equity. Subscribe today.
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Did you know that 61% of students interested in a science career report that their CTE courses provide them with skills for the workforce? Learn more about how STEM Is CTE with our free infographic. Download and share the graphic today.

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STEM Clearinghouse

CTE is an important tool in building the science, technology, engineering and math workforce pipeline. Find reports, issue briefs and magazine articles that showcase all the ways CTE supports STEM Education at our STEM Clearinghouse.

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STEM and Techniques

Many career tech programs incorporate components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), providing students with pathways into STEM careers; ultimately, by helping to bolster the STEM pipeline, CTE can help give the nation an advantage in addressing the STEM challenge and securing the nation's leadership in innovation. Read the STEM issue of our award-winning magazine Techniques to learn more.
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The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

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ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


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