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Roles for Post-Secondary Institutions ⇒A STEM System⇐ suggests that post-secondary institutions make few changes to accommodate STEM as defined in this website. High school STEM teachers need the content expertise level implied by a B.S./M.S. degree in a single discipline, such as biology or physics. A multidisciplinary STEM major may be very useful for pre-secondary teachers. The education courses for secondary STEM teachers must address: (1) the issues of teamwork for members of Teaching Teams; (2) team building for Student Teams; and (3) teaching and directing planning for Student Project operations. Directing and applying formative testing must be emphasized. Using STEM Catalysts efficiently and fully should be addressed. Much of this content would be included in the course described below. A 1 credit course for all STEM specialists should be required for B.S. degrees in all STEM fields as preparation for the professional duty of serving as a STEM Catalyst. The course also could be used as the foundation for continuing education of STEM Catalysts.
Upper class students with good performance in science/engineering classes may be effective STEM Catalysts.