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What is STEM?

Students from Edgewood ISD put their creativity and ingenuity of robots to test in a Robotics competition!

Edgewood ISD students put their creativity and ingenuity of robots to test in a Robotics competition!


STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

STEAM programs blend STEM with arts education for a more well-rounded educational approach.

What is STEM learning?

STEM education provides an approach to education that teaches kids problem-solving skills and how to apply scientific methods in everyday life

Students are taught:

  • Computational and critical thinking
  • Real-world problem solving
  • Application of scientific methods in everyday life

What is STEAM learning?

STEAM education involves the practice of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics assessed through each other. STEAM enhances problem-solving skills while understanding artistic values. 

Students are taught: 

  • Collaboration and inquiry approaches.
  • Integrating art with education.
  • Interdisciplinary connections

What are STEM and STEAM programs?

High School STEM/STEAM CTE Certifications

  • Cybersecurity Certification
  • Engineering Certification
  • Programming and Software Certification
  • Renewable Energy Certification

High school STEM/STEAM CTE programs: 

Benefits to students in a STEM/STEAM program

  • Emphasis on classical education
  • Appreciation of technology 
  • Greater overall academic achievement 
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Fosters love for STEAM/STEM topics

Additional Resources:

Program Spotlight: STEAM/STEM

STEAM/STEM has a variety of valuable skills that can benefit your scholar starting at a young age. With plenty of programs and services, STEM/ STEAM enhances better learning experiences for a successful academic journey.


Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD's STEMKAMP


Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD has once again brought a week of higher-level thinking to its students through STEMKAMP. Thanks to Dee Thomas, the district’s DoDEA Grant

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