Texas Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
The Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) initiative is an open-enrollment program that engages students in a rigorous STEM curriculum, preparing them for the global marketplace. STEM occupations are currently growing at a much higher rate than other occupations in the United States and worldwide. Addressing this rising demand, the T-STEM initiative seeks to increase the number of Texas students who study and enter STEM fields.
STEM-certified instructors guide students through an interdisciplinary curriculum that unlocks critical thinking. Students apply what they learn in real-world contexts through campus business partnerships and STEM enrichment activities such as clubs and competitions. Venturing past the walls of the classroom creates an immersive, memorable learning experience – designed to motivate and equip these future innovators for success in their chosen fields.
- Allows students to earn dual college credit at no cost
- Reduces barriers to college access
- Offers rigorous, innovative instruction and real-world exposure
- Provides academic and social support services through dedicated staff
- Develops critical soft skills needed for college and career success
- Addresses regional workforce needs in high-demand fields
The TEA developed a roadmap of benchmarks, design elements, and products essential to the model’s success. The Blueprint also outlines the Outcomes Based Measures—the metrics taken into consideration for designation.
To view the P-TECH Blueprint: