Pennsylvania is a leader in STEM and CS Education
Under Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, Pennsylvania has established a strong and innovative culture for STEM learning by strengthening STEM experiences for all students, supporting professional development for educators, and forming diverse partnerships across the commonwealth.
Below are some of the active STEM and CS education initiatives to help Pennsylvanians with the knowledge and resources they need to prepare for STEM-related jobs and opportunities.
- The Pennsylvania STEM Coalition is a statewide cross-sector network representing more than 150 stakeholders with a focus on equitable access to STEM Learning experiences for every learner from early childhood to post-secondary.
- As part of the national Computer Science for All initiative, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) convened a workgroup comprised of K-12 and business/industry stakeholders to review K-12 Computer Science Framework, Pennsylvania Computer Science and Information Technology Standards (CSTA), and ITSE Standards and make recommendations to PDE for a state K-12 Computer Science Framework.
- Pennsylvania is a nationally-recognized leader in STEM education for its five regional STEM ecosystems and their collaborative efforts. STEM learning ecosystems encompass schools, businesses, community settings including after-school and summer programs, science centers, libraries, museums, and other environments to constitute a rich array of learning opportunities.
- Attention High school students: Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, high school students may apply up to one credit of CS or information technology coursework toward graduation (PDF).