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STEM Renewal Requirement for Teacher Certification

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Beginning in 2019, renewal applications for professional and continuing teacher certificates must document completion of at least 15 clock hours, or at least one goal from an annual professional growth plan (PGP), with an emphasis on STEM integration to meet this renewal requirement. STEM integration is the authentic combination of at least two of the STEM components (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

The requirement applies to the following endorsements:

  • Elementary Education (K-8) endorsement
  • Early Childhood Education (P-3) endorsement
  • Mathematics (5-12)
  • Middle Level Math (4-9)
  • Middle Level Science (4-9)
  • Science (5-12)
  • Designated Sciences (5-12): Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics
  • Technology Education
  • CTE Teachers