Aggie STEM is a collaboration between Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development and the College of Engineering.

Congratulations, Aamir!
- by Cassidy Caldwell

Aggie STEM’s Aamir Fidai…

New 3D Printers
- by Cassidy Caldwell

A special thank you to Sandy and Mike Wilkinson for our new 3D printers that will be utilized by Aggie STEM Summer Camp students. This new technology will enhance the class experience for our campers and elevate the content level instructed.

STEM School Accreditation Information

STEM School Accreditation

A comprehensive review process for program that includes a highly integrated, sequential, and systematic set of courses where all teachers and administrators are highly qualified. Schools  accredited under STEM School program are those leading to post-secondary tracks that often lead to technical and professional tracks as described in the components below. All STEM School Accreditations requesting Aggie STEM review must include STEM in the program name and be using either (1) high-quality, commercially available curriculum in each of the components  or (2) school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial review dossier for each of the components.

What is a program? A program is the largest most comprehensive institution where there is promotion, certificate, or diploma granted at completion and contained in the program there are components where integrated and system STEM learning takes place in all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It must be comprised of components which can be accredited either separately or in their entirety, as part of your STEM School, that is mathematics, science, technology, engineering. When STEM schools or STEM institutions are ready they may simply apply for STEM School Accreditation which includes all the STEM programs. A readiness review will help you decide the best course of action wither whole school or individual components.

Accreditation Components

Science Education Accreditation (SEA)
Programs accredited under science education accreditation are those leading to post-secondary tracks that often lead to professional tracks in the basic sciences, including but not limited to biology, physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy or to the medical sciences including medicine, pharmacology, nursing and related technical fields such as phlebotomist, and radiology technician. All science education components requesting Aggie STEM review must include either the word “science” or a specific science field in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial review dossier.

Computing/Technology Education Accreditation
Programs accredited under the computing and technology education program are those leading to post-secondary technical and professional tracks across a broad spectrum of computing, computational, informational technology, and, robotics, coding, informatics. All computing and technology education components requesting Aggie STEM review must include the either the word “computers” or “technology” in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial dossier.

Engineering Education Accreditation
Programs accredited under the engineering education program are those leading to post-secondary technical and professional tracks including those that require 4-year college degrees and those that require between 6 months and two-years of post-secondary training. All engineering components requesting Aggie STEM review must include the word “engineering” in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial dossier.

Mathematics Education Accreditation
Programs accredited under the mathematics education  program are those leading to post-secondary technical and professional tracks in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs in post-secondary programs that could include technologists, web-designers, and actuaries. All mathematics components requesting Aggie STEM review must include the word “mathematic” in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial dossier AND advanced mathematics coursework that is available for most highly qualified students.

Readiness Review and Deciding WHEN it is Required

Some Programs Must Undergo a Readiness Review

We require a preliminary Readiness Review from all programs seeking initial accreditation, only if the institution has no currently accredited Aggie STEM programs in that district or system. After a review of this preliminary Readiness Review, we will assist the program leaders in deciding if they are ready to submit a Request for Formal Evaluation (RFE) for that program and which type of accreditation is appropriate. Any school or institution operating as a STEM school for 3 years or more years or having other Aggie STEM Accredited STEM Schools in their district or system may apply directly for the STEM school Final Review.