In collaboration with global STEM leaders, the IASL will provide guidance for implementing excellent STEM programming and develop a STEM education certification that is member driven, industry-based and globally recognized.
Although there have been many years of research and work in STEM, until IASL was formed, there was no single organization for those who lead STEM initiatives. More importantly, there was no universal definition of STEM education and what constitutes quality in STEM education.
To fill this organizational and leadership need, IASL in cooperation with Marymount University is charting the course for certifying STEM programs that meet specific educational criteria by focusing on student experiences, engagement, focus, and outcomes in STEM fields. IASL includes educational leaders, community citizens, corporate supporters, parents, principals, superintendents, central office administrators, higher education professionals, teachers, and students who are focused on STEM education.