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Integrated Learning

INTEGRATED LEARNING

Learn how the Federal Government is encouraging the integration of cybersecurity topics into STEM curricula for K-12 students.

Teaching Tools

TEACHING TOOLS

Get new ideas for bringing cybersecurity and technology into the classroom and finding curriculum resources, and strategies for making STEM accessible.

Hands On Experiences

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Find activities that extend cybersecurity learning beyond the classroom.

Promoting Education

PROMOTING EDUCATION

Learn about the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) initiatives and programs underway to connect educators, students, and technology.

Why promote Cybersecurity & STEM Education?

Personal digital security is critical to the nation's economy and the security of our critical infrastructure. Improving the cybersecurity posture of the nation requires change and education at the individual level, from grade school to graduate school and beyond. We must build a digitally literate workforce that uses technology in a secure manner. To do so, we must teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and other critical subjects to all students and educate all students on the secure use of today's evolving technologies.

It is important to have the educational resources in place to make digital literacy and personal security a reality. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leads the formal cybersecurity education efforts for NICE. Its mission is to bolster formal cybersecurity education and vocational programs encompassing for K-12 students with a focus on the STEM disciplines to provide a pipeline of skilled workers for the private sector and government.