National Education Standards and Academy Course Alignment

Cisco partners with public and private organizations to help not only shape the future of education and develop students, but also to ensure our education program directly addresses national education standards and requirements.

Areas of focus and priority across the U.S. include:

  • Improve test scores
  • Better prepare students for scientific and technological careers
  • Encourage student interest in STEM career paths
  • Increase sophisticated STEM skills
  • Develop problem-solving, analysis, communication, intellectual curiosity
  • Increase qualified educators to support these education efforts

Networking Academy provides a course of action to address these goals:

  • Cisco expertise in technology
  • Innovative teaching techniques for enhanced student engagement
  • Highly effective classroom and online experiences
  • Academic rigor combined with 21st century career and thinking skills
  • Development and community support for instructors and students


Cisco's Commitment to STEM Education (datasheet)
Review this document for information on how academy courses and other Cisco efforts strengthen key STEM goals and stakeholder concerns.


This is What STEM Jobs Look Like
Review the infographic from Fast Company.