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The National Center for Technological Literacy

The National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) is an advocacy and thought leadership initiative from the Museum of Science, Boston. We are dedicated to creating the next generation of STEM leaders by advancing the inclusion of engineering and technology in PreK-12 curricula, and to help educators, legislators, and the general public understand the importance of engineering and technology education.

While K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education has received attention, it has focused more on math and science than technology and engineering.

That's why the NCTL inspires and fosters the next generation of engineers and technology leaders by promoting technology and engineering understanding. Since 2003, we have advocated for the importance of a well-rounded STEM education and lead the charge for STEM education reform on a national and international scale. The NCTL will continue to play a critical role in turning the tide and raising the understanding of engineering by introducing engineering and technology education into the K-12 curriculum and into exhibits and programs of science museums and other informal educational venues around the world.

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The NCTL provides guidance and resources to those who want to integrate engineering as a new discipline in schools and museums nationwide.

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