STEM Insight For

Middle School Educators

CONNECTING STUDENTS TO THEIR FUTURES.

Creating a Vision for Your STEM Student’s Success

As a STEM educator, you give students the essential building blocks they need to create productive careers in math, technology, engineering and science. You bring STEM subjects to life with passion and excitement — igniting imaginations and possibilities, especially in grades K-12.

Access Vital Information on STEM Career Paths

Below is a partial list of high-demand professions in North Texas. Discover more STEM Careers and their educational pathways.

Possible Positions:

  • Agricultural Scientist or Engineer
  • Architect or Architectural Engineer
  • Biochemist or Biochemical Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Electrical Engineer

Possible Positions:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Mathematician
  • Operations research analyst
  • Photonics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Guide to Endorsements in Texas

An endorsement is a related series of courses that are defined by interest area or skill set. They provide you with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. You must select an endorsement in the ninth grade; therefore, middle school is the time to consider exploring and dreaming about the ways your life might take flight through a STEM career.  After middle school, you will follow the appropriate course of study in high school to advance your endorsement—building momentum and depth along your road to graduation.

THE STEM ENDORSEMENT: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

areer and Technical Education (CTE) courses related to STEM
Computer Science
Mathematics
 Science
 Combination of no more than two of the categories listed above 

Districts and charters are not required to offer all endorsements. If only one endorsement is offered, it must be multi-disciplinary studies. Students earn an endorsement by completing the curriculum requirements for the endorsement, including 4th credit of math and science and two additional elective credits.

Schools that offer STEM Pathway