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Start Your Own Health Science Technology Education Program (HSTEP)

Provide a Health Career Pathway

Every HSTEP begins with a healthcare course, so jump directly to course resources to develop or improve a course for your school. But don’t stop there! Add a few courses and you can soon have a healthcare program of study like this. From there you just need work experiences and leadership opportunities, and you have the ingredients of an HSTEP! Start with steps to offering an HSTEP to find program best practices, as well as guidance for getting Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approval of your HSTEP.

Start or improve your HSTEP today!

Background and Acknowledgements

MDE contracted with HealthForce Minnesota to develop an HSTEP framework for K-12 educators and administrators. The resulting Health Science Technology Education Framework: K-12 & Beyond document provides most of these resources. Special thanks to the Otto Bremer Trust for making this HSTEP section of our website possible.


Feedback Welcome!

We hope we’ve provided all the resources you'll need to launch a successful health science technology program. If you have suggestions on how the framework can be improved, please contact Sue Field.