AMTE Dissertation Award

The annual AMTE dissertation award serves as a means to elevate the work of early career scholars whose research has strong implications for mathematics teacher education that supports preservice and practicing teachers in any of the following ways: to understand the ways in which social, historical, and institutional contexts of mathematics affect teaching and learning; to teach in ways that are responsive to such realities; and to advocate for each and every student.

The purpose of this award is grounded in three areas of AMTE’s work:
1) AMTE's mission to promote the improvement of P-12 mathematics teacher education is inextricably bound to a commitment to develop more effective and socially just systems of education (Position Statement: Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education).
2) AMTE’s longer-term goal #3 in the strategic plan, which aims to strengthen the research and research-based practices of mathematics teacher education, while supporting mathematics teacher educators in understanding how issues of social and racial justice undergird all of our work. and
3) AMTE’s Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics, where it states “Well-prepared beginning teachers of mathematics realize that the social, historical, and institutional contexts of mathematics affect teaching and learning and know about and are committed to their critical roles as advocates for each and every student.”

What the awardee will receive: A plaque and an invited session at the following annual AMTE conference (upcoming conference registration fee covered, unless registration was already paid, in which case the following year's AMTE conference registration fee will be covered). In addition, if the awardee is interested, the awardee will be matched with a senior scholar in AMTE to support the mentee in publishing an article related to the awardee’s dissertation.

Please contact research@amte.net with questions.

Nominate Yourself

The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2022.

Nomination Form

Criteria:

Early career scholars whose doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) has been conferred by the application’s due date (July 15, 2022) are eligible. Scholars are eligible for two years after their degree is conferred (i.e., they have two opportunities to apply); however, they can only apply once for the award.

Documentation Required:

The following items will be uploaded in the nomination form. Please be sure that all items are in .pdf format, and are clearly labeled with the name of the nominee.

  1. A statement  (<1000 words) in which you discuss the focus of your dissertation and its contributions to mathematics teacher education that supports preservice and practicing teachers to understand the ways in which social, historical, and institutional contexts of mathematics affect teaching and learning; to teach in ways that are responsive to such realities; and to advocate for each and every student.
  2. A copy of your dissertation.