Note: The STEM PUSH Network is in the early phases of accreditation development. As this work continues to evolve, check back for additional details and plays!
Learn more about accreditation.
The STEM PUSH Network is partnering with the Middle States Association (MSA) to accredit PCSPs for their ability to broaden participation in STEM. This new accreditation model will give programs and admissions offices a common language for discussing the quality of rigorous precollege programs and student performance beyond racially-biased standardized test scores. The accreditation designation will reinforce that recommendations from PCSPs are worthy of careful consideration during admissions review processes.
While this aspect of STEM PUSH is still in its early stages, take time to understand the basics of accreditation and the quality standards PCSPs are developing as part of STEM PUSH. They will be evaluated on this criteria as part of the accreditation process.