STEM Teacher Quality

The STEM Teacher Quality Institute (STEM TQ) is STEMpact’s foundational professional learning program. It’s open to K-8 teachers, and for many of them it is their initial introduction to STEM concepts. STEM TQ begins with an intensive two-week summer institute and continues with frequent follow-up sessions throughout the year.

“STEMpact’s formula for success is simple and unique. We’ve identified teachers as the critical link that can increase the amount of STEM education our students are exposed to.”

Deborah Holmes
STEMpact Project Manager/Facilitator


The program fosters a strong mindset for STEM integration. Teachers learn to STEMitize their curriculum; to see STEM is everywhere, and to see themselves as STEM-capable teachers and their students as STEM-capable learners. The program includes field trips to area employers where teachers experience STEM to career connections that they can pass on to students. Also included are field activities that allow teachers to experience first-hand how STEM can be threaded throughout all subjects and activities.

Students whose teachers participated in STEM TQ perform better on standardized math and science tests than those students who learn in non-STEM TQ classrooms.

STEM TQ Materials and Resources

STEMpact is an organization facilitated by the Institute for School Partnership in collaboration with St. Louis’ leading employers, foundations and individuals.

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Questions? Contact us at info.stempact.org or 314-359-0377.