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Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway®

The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway® opens in a new window is an award-winning tool that guides school systems, individual schools, and departments through a research-based, field-proven process to improve their STEM education practices. The Pathway is a free online strategic planning tool that’s designed to help the widest possible range of school districts and schools adopt best practices in STEM education.

Learn more about the Pathway experience through testimonials about how the tool is making an impact on schools across the country.

The Pathway is available through STEMisphere® opens in a new window, created by Carnegie Science Center as a community service to provide a portal to educational STEM resources for students in pre-K through 12th grade across the region. We offer workshops and other professional development opportunities to help schools and districts begin and implement STEM education improvement practices.

Interested in becoming a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway® Provider? The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway was developed as a strategic-planning framework for schools and districts to improve their approach to STEM education in ways that are tailored to their individual programmatic needs. Pathway Providers can facilitate the Pathway with success utilizing a multiple workshop model that guides schools through a research-based, field-proven planning process to improve their STEM education practices. We offer Training Institutes to STEM education organizations and intermediaries that can facilitate professional-development workshops in their area to support schools and districts along their Pathway journey. Existing Pathway Providers can go a step further and participate in Tier 2 Provider Training, during which they will receive high-quality implementation strategies and training materials to deliver additional STEM workshops that seamlessly integrate into the fabric of the Pathway.

To begin your journey on the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway®, contact:
Senior Director of STEM Education Nikole Sheaffer,

Learn more about this innovative tool and how it can be implemented at your organization on
The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway® is made possible through the generous support of The Heinz Endowments.