At its March 2018 regular meeting, the PESB established a list of specific endorsements subject to the STEM certificate renewal requirement.
Beginning on September 1, 2019, renewal applications for residency, professional, and continuing teacher and CTE 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 currently offered STEM area endorsements:
- Computer Science
- CTE (All Areas)
- Designated Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science; Physics
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Mathematics; Middle Level Mathematics
- Science; Middle Level Science
For a list of endorsements no longer offered (but which may be held by current educators), and whether or not these endorsements are subject to the STEM certificate renewal requirement, please see the Stem Endorsement Areas (Sheet) list.
The STEM certificate renewal requirement is considered to be met by holders of a valid National Board Certificate.
For more information, please visit the STEM Renewal Requirement page on our website.