The purpose of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship program is to provide support to teachers in their development as elementary mathematics specialists. Elementary mathematics specialists work as teachers, teacher leaders, or coaches and support effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels.
The recipient of the EMS scholarship will receive $1,000 of funding to enhance their mathematics knowledge, teaching, and leadership by enrolling in university coursework or other training to develop the expertise in becoming an elementary mathematics specialist. Funds should be used to work towards an elementary mathematics specialist certificate or endorsement recognized by a state or local education agency such as a school district.
- Related link: Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists
- June 1, 2015: Applications due.
- September 5, 2015: Awardees named and notified.
- March 1, 2016: Awardees submit a brief statement regarding their use of the funds, along with receipts and reimbursement form, to the AMTE treasurer.
The June 1, 2015 deadline for applying for the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship has now passed. Thanks to all those who applied. Look for the announcement of the EMS Scholarship recipients in early fall.
Candidates must possess a valid credential to teach elementary school and must have 3 years of full-time teaching experience.
Note: Scholarship awardees may be interviewed or asked to provide a brief statement about the award and their pursuit of their elementary mathematics specialist certification, along with a photo, edited versions of which may appear on the AMTE website. Appropriate permissions will be requested of awardees.
If you have any questions not answered in the FAQs below, please contact Timothy Hendrix, AMTE Executive Director.
Congratulations to the following deserving EMS Scholarship recipients:
- Tiffany Dennison, Lincoln Community School
- Kimberly Hayden, Weems Elementary School
- Helen Spruill, PS 503, The School of Discovery