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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Science and Technology/Engineering

In Massachusetts, science education includes life science, physical science, earth and space science, and technology/ engineering. Science is way of knowing and understanding the natural and designed world.

The science and technology/engineering standards are intended to drive engaging, relevant, rigorous, and coherent instruction that emphasizes student mastery of both disciplinary core ideas (concepts) and application of science and engineering practices (skills) to support student readiness for citizenship, college, and careers.

STE Learning Standards

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2016 STE Curriculum Framework (click to view a section of the Framework)
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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 STE Standards

STE Instructional Resources

  • Professional Development Resources

  • Curriculum Planning Tools

  • Classroom Resources

  • STE Networks and Associations

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    Massachusetts STEM Networks
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    Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST)
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    Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA)
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    Massachusetts Technology Education/ Engineering Collaborative (MassTec)
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    National Association of Biology Teachers
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    National Center for Technological Literacy (NCTL)
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    National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
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    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
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    Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES)
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    Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME)
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    Secretary's Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education (SAGEEE)

  • Grant Opportunities


Contact the STE Team

NamePhone Number
Nicole Scola781-338-3585
Hillary Paul Metcalf781-338-3540
Alicia Wedderburn781-338-3506

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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