Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world.

PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love of learning.

Getting Started
Pathways to Engineering
Pathways to BioMedical Sciences

Districts offering elective credit District Utilized Courses
Program Map BMS Course Core Content

Teacher Certification
Certification Process
Teaching Endorsements

Program Certification
BioMedical Sciences Certification Process
Engineering Partnership Guide

2012-13 PLTW Assessment
Roster File
2012 Score Interpretive
2012-13 Testing Guidelines
Step-by-Step Assessment Guide

Biomedical Courses Engineering Courses
Engineering Course Core Content BMS Course Core Content
Common Core Alignment Core Content Page
Pathways of Study
BioMedical Sciences

Assignment Code
Course Titles
(Click on course to
view standards)
Certification Requirements
Career Cluster Foundational Courses
10004 Computer Applications K-12 Educational Technology
22104 Service Learning Agriculture Ed., Business Ed., Marketing Ed., FACS Ed., Tech Ed.
22150 Foundations of CTE Agriculture Ed., Business Ed., Marketing Ed., FACS Ed., Tech Ed.
22152 Employability Skills Agriculture Ed., Business Ed., Marketing Ed., FACS Ed., Tech Ed.
22210 Personal Finance Business Ed., FACS Ed., Math Ed., Social Science Ed - Economics.
80023 Career Exploration All Certified Teachers
Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Sciences
14255 Principles of Biomedical Sciences 9-12 Biomedical Science
14256 Human Body Systems 9-12 Biomedical Science
14257 Medical Interventions 9-12 Biomedical Science
14258 Biomedical Innovations 9-12 Biomedical Science
Project Lead the Way - Engineering
21000 MS Engineering 6-8 Engineering Endorsement
21006 Introduction to Engineering Design 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21004 Principles of Engineering 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21013 Aerospace Engineering 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21014 Biotechnical Engineering 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21012 Civil Engineering & Architecture 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21010 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21008 Digital Electronics 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
21007 Engineering Design & Development 9-12 Engineering Endorsement
Capstone Experiences
80018 Youth Internships All Certified Teachers
80019 Senior Experience All Certified Teachers
80026 Entrepreneurship Experience All Certified Teachers

PLTW College Level Recognition


Gateway Camps
Gateway Academy Summer Day Camp utilizes Project-Lead-the-Way’s project based, hands-on, and real-world problem-solving approach to STEM learning that is designed to nurture kid’s imaginations, inspire creativity, and develop self-confidence. The educational activities found at a Gateway Academy Camp thoroughly engage girls and boys from all backgrounds, igniting their passion and fueling interest in understanding how things work, while significantly advancing their skills in STEM subjects.

Click here for more information

2012 Update
2011 Report


For more information, contact Kara Schweitzer at the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 773-3423.