STEM School of Excellence Recognition Program

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ITEEA Members - $195.00
Non-Members - $295.00
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Application Process and Criteria

What is the STEM School of Excellence Recognition Program?

ITEEA’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™ recognizes outstanding schools for their commitment to providing a robust Integrative STEM education program. Schools recognized exemplify outstanding leadership in the field of STEM education. Recognized schools undergo a rigorous application process requiring detailed documentation to demonstrate a strong Integrative STEM program. A panel of reviewers will reach consensus that the documented evidence represents excellence in Integrative STEM education.

ITEEA created the designation as a way to officially recognize those schools whose teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders are providing a meaningful STEM education experience for students. By highlighting these schools, ITEEA hopes to help others learn effective best practices and continue sharing them more broadly into the larger STEM Education community.


Awards are made at two levels using a vetted application review process:

  • ITEEA STEM School of Excellence (200+ points)
  • ITEEA STEM School of Merit (170-199 points)

The application window for the 2020-21 school year is May 1 – December 18, 2020.

Award recipients will be recognized at ITEEA 83rd International Virtual Conference, March 24-27 2021:

  • ITEEA STEM School of Excellence schools will receive a banner and certificate for display in the school
  • ITEEA STEM School of Merit schools will receive a certificate for display in the school

How to Apply

1. Complete the Application Form. (You will need to sign into a Google-Associated account as you will be asked to upload multiple documents)

2. Pay the Application Fee. 
ITEEA Members - $195.00 | Non-Members - $295.00

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of the STEM School of Excellence Application process.

For questions about the application process, contact

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