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ERIC Number: ED604579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
STEM Strategic Plan: An Integrated K-12 STEM Proposal for Tennessee. Revised
Tennessee Department of Education
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is the fifth-fastest-growing occupational cluster in the South and the seventh-largest employer with projected employment of 2.6 million workers by 2020. In order to prepare students to take advantage of the vast opportunities in this field, educators must equip students with the knowledge and skills to successfully embark upon a STEM pathway and ultimately a high-demand STEM-related career. In June 2014, the Tennessee Department of Education established a STEM Leadership Council to address the issue of STEM-related gaps. Specifically, the council has examined how to provide primary and secondary students in Tennessee access and exposure to rigorous STEM-related learning pathways through the state's math and science standards. This work is all with the ultimate goal of postsecondary attainment and the development of a dynamic pipeline of future STEM professionals who are highly skilled across industries and in academic research. This STEM strategic plan will set Tennessee on a path to lead the nation in meaningful STEM-based instruction, anchored by the new rigorous state math and science standards, and ensuring a strengthened position in the national and global STEM-related industrial fields. [This report was prepared by the Tennessee Department of Education's Division of College, Career & Technical Education.]
Tennessee Department of Education. Andrew Johnson Tower 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0375. Tel: 615-741-2731; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A