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Steps to Offering a HSTEP

These three steps guide you through the milestones of Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approval for your HSTEP. They are also helpful for anyone who wants to create a high quality program. Following these steps will incorporate best practices in developing your HSTEP!

Step One

Administration and Approval

HSTEPs often start with “grass roots” effort, but planning for approvals first will facilitate achievement.

Start Your HSTEP

Step Two

Community Involvement

Harness the power of community to realize your HSTEP, including experts, leaders, and employers.

Build Community Support

Step Three

Planning Committee

Don’t be fooled by the name of this committee. This is where the action is.

Gather Your Team

“Participation in HSTE in high school provides students with the tools to make informed decisions about employment options and postsecondary programs in healthcare.”

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