Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship Program

Inviting Applications

The most recent deadline to apply for this scholarship was June 15, 2018.

Application Form  

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.

Timeline

  • June 15, 2018:  Applications due.
  • August 15, 2018:  Awardees named and notified.
  • March 1, 2019:  Awardees submit a brief statement regarding their use of the funds, along with receipts and reimbursement form, to the AMTE treasurer.

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 $2,000 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 $2000 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

Timely, important updates for mathematics teacher educators.

Welcome to the Fall 2018 issue of ConnectionsThis issue highlights a message from the President concerning the passing of Thomas Carpenter who left a lasting impact on mathematics teacher education. There is also important information about the 2019 Annual Conference. We hope to see you in Orlando in 2019!

James Telese, Editor