Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship Program

 

Sponsored by Math Learning Center

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.

 Apply for 2016 EMS Scholarship  

Eligibility

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.

Important Dates

  • June 1, 2016: Applications due.
  • September 1, 2016:  Awardees named and notified.
  • March 1, 2017:  Awardees submit a brief statement regarding their use of the funds, along with receipts and reimbursement form, to the AMTE treasurer.

Support the EMS Scholarship 

Related link: Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists

Donate to the EMS Scholarship

 

2015 EMS Scholarship Recipients

2014 EMS Scholarship Recipients

2013 EMS Scholarship Recipients

 

AMTE would like to thank our founding sponsor

 

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.

FAQs (click to expand/collapse)

  • Is there a specific program in which I must be enrolled to be eligible for this scholarship?
    No, as long as the courses are clearly focused on enhancing your mathematics knowledge, teaching, and/or leadership. AMTE reserves the right to request course syllabi if the course title does not clearly indicate this emphasis.
  • If my state does not have an Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Certification but there is an EMS program through a local university, can those courses be eligible for this scholarship?
    Yes, as long as the courses are clearly focused on enhancing your mathematics knowledge, teaching, and/or leadership. AMTE reserves the right to request course syllabi if the course title does not clearly indicate this emphasis.
  • Do I have to be serving as an Elementary Mathematics Specialist to apply for this scholarship?
    No.
  • How much is the scholarship for?
    Up to $1000 per year.
  • If I receive the scholarship, can I reapply for funding in a future year?
    Yes, but there will be a different application that will require you to elaborate on the outcomes of the first scholarship.
  • Do I have to be employed in order to apply for the scholarship?
    No, but you do need to have teacher certification.
  • Do I have to be an AMTE member to apply for the scholarship?
    No.

Connections

An official AMTE publication for the mathematics teacher education community.

Welcome to the Spring 2016 issue of ConnectionsThis issue highlights details and photos from our 2016 Annual Conference held in Irvine, CA! We look forward to seeing you in 2017, when we will return to Orlando, Florida (February 9-11, 2017). Exciting news: AMTE's twitter account is now active (@AMTENews)! Also, join us at the AMTE reception at the NCTM Annual Meeting (Thursday, April 14, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate Ballroom A).

Babette M. Benken, Editor