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PLTW School Certification

Program Quality is key to the success of all Project Lead The Way programs. 

Each PLTW high school program (Engineering, Biomedical Science, Computer Science*) is eligible for individual certification. Programs that plan to offer three or more PLTW courses are eligible for certification and may begin the process at the end of the second year of implementation.

A Certified PLTW Program:

  • Demonstrates an investment in students and a commitment to student success beyond the classroom.
  • Provides students with the opportunity to receive college-level recognition such as college credit.
  • Increases the likelihood of a teacher being selected as a Master Teacher.
  • Grows visibility for the program within the school and community through engaged partnership teams and recognition of programs or schools.

*Certification specifics for CS will be released as additional CS courses are released.

PLTW provides detailed information about the certification process including: a self-assessment document to help schools determine if they have met the criteria for certification; a sample site visit schedule; and example questions that may be asked during the certification visit: PLTW Engineering Certification Process.

Certification visits typically take place in spring (February - April) and should be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days before the anticipated visit. The Engineering certification team includes representatives from Wichita State University and from Project Lead The Way. There is a $500 fee required for a certification visit.

If you would like additional information, or want to schedule a certification visit, please contact Chris Wyant, College of Engineering, Wichita State University.