The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics fields. In Georgia, STEM and STEAM education is an integrated curriculum that is driven by exploratory project-based learning and student-centered development of ideas and solutions.
STEM / STEAM is for ALL Students
- Emphasis on the Arts: Georgia was one of the first states to offer school-level STEAM Certification. We believe arts are instrumental in teaching creative problem solving, innovation, and empathy. The arts provide hands-on avenues for students to engage with curriculum and prepare students for future careers in the growing creative economy.
- 21st Century Thinking Skills: STEM and STEAM schools support student growth by promoting the 21st Century Thinking Skills: Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Collaboration. STEM and STEAM instruction prepares students for the workplace by embedding opportunities to practice these skills in the learning process.
- Real World Problem Solving: STEM and STEAM add relevance to learning. Career exposure through real world problem solving increases student interest and engagement in STEM and STEAM education.