Science & Mathematics Pathway

Knowledge and Skills Statements (PDF)

Knowledge and Skills Statements are industry-validated statements that describe what learners/employees need to know and be able to do for career success within the STEM cluster and/or corresponding pathways.

Sample Program of Study (PDF)

A program of study is a sequence of instruction (based on recommended standards and knowledge and skills) consisting of coursework, co-curricular activities, work-site learning, service learning and other learning experiences. This sequence of instruction provides preparation for a career.

Standard 9.4

Standard 9.4 describes knowledge and skills that prepare students for postsecondary education, training, and employment in a chosen career pathway. Unlike standards 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3, which apply to all students from grades K-12, standard 9.4 applies only to high school students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

Sample Careers:

  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Economist
  • Geneticist
  • Physicist
  • Quality-Control Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Research Technician
  • Science Teacher
  • Scientific Visualization/Graphics Expert
  • Lab Technician

Occupation Crosswalk (PDF)

How to Use Knowledge and Skill Statements to Shape Program of Study (PDF)

Programs of Higher Education-

Two-Year Institutions (PDF)

Four-Year Institutions (PDF)


Resources/Links

CareerOneStop: Industry Information

Professional Science Organizations

American Association of Physics Teachers

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society

American Institute of Biological Sciences

American Institute of Physics

American Society Crime Laboratory Directors

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Biology Chemistry Professional Development Network

Geological Society of America

National Academy of Sciences

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

National Association of Biology Teachers

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

National Earth Science Teachers Association

National Science Foundation

National Science Teachers’ Association

New Jersey Science Teachers’ Association

Physics Teacher Education Coalition

School Science and Mathematics Association

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

The Association for Science Teacher Education

The International Association for Science, Technology and Society


Professional Mathematics Organizations

American Mathematical Society

American Institute of Mathematics

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges

American Statistical Association

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Women in Mathematics

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey

Computing Research Organization

Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications

International Association for Mathematical Geology

International Association for Statistical Computing

International Association of Mathematical Physics

International Linear Algebra Society

International Mathematical Union

International Quantum Structures Association

Mathematical Association of America

Mathematical Optimization Society

Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges of New Jersey

National Association of Mathematicians

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Pi Mu Epsilon

School Science and Mathematics Association

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The International Statistical Institute