Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus on courses directly related to science, technology, engineering and advanced mathematics.
In the STEM field, there are an extensive amount of careers to choose from including: engineering, computer programming, software developer, and research scientist. Students interested in pursuing a career related to these areas are encouraged to consider a STEM endorsement and pathway.
A student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing the requirements specified in the foundation plan, including Algebra II, chemistry and physics, in addition to one of the following:
- a sequence of courses for four or more credits in career and technical education (CTE) that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster and at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be selected from a CTE career cluster related to STEM
- or a sequence of four approved credits in computer science
- or three credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra II and two additional approved mathematics courses, for which completion of Algebra II is required
- or four credits in science by successfully completing chemistry, physics and two additional approved science courses.
*For more information on this and other endorsements, please visit our page on House Bill 5*
Students and parents should consult CISD Course Catalogue for a listing of STEM pathways and courses offered to earn this endorsement.
As always, your counselors are ready and able to answer any questions you may have about choosing a career or choosing courses related to the STEM endorsement.