What is STEMpath and Why is it Needed?
There is a growing need for STEM and Computer Science pathways in education, not only for students but also for educators. STEMpath provides a way to fulfill this growing need by affording educators the opportunity to take part in a graduate-level program that provides them with the competence and skills to teach STEM and computer science.
This program is unprecedented; the combination of work-based learning through in-industry externships, coursework and professional learning focused around career literacy, information science and equity-centered design thinking provides a well-rounded, well-informed perspective of computer science far beyond the traditional skills of coding and programming.
We are excited to announce that the STEMpath program was declared a winner of Pathway 2 Tomorrow's $15,000 stipend that helps bring to life local policy, process, and educational approaches.
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Current STEM Workforce
Quality Teacher Shortage Hinders K-12 STEM Education
Most CSTA members do not identify
themselves as ʻCS teachersʼ, but
rather as ʻteachers of CSʼ
Only 1 in 9 members have taken a college
level course in CS and only 5 – 7%
have a degree or certificate in CS
There are ~5,000 annual openings in education
There is a 15% attrition rate in the first five years of an educator's career
There has been a 22.7% decline in higher ed teacher prep programs from 2010-2015