Call for Nominations for AMTE's 2017 Early Career Award

Deadline is September 15, 2016!

The Board of Directors of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) has established an Early Career Award. The Early Career Award will be given on an annual basis, and the recipient recognized at the Annual Conference of the AMTE. The purpose of this award is to honor a mathematics teacher educator who, while early in their career, has made distinguished contributions and shows exceptional potential for leadership in one or more areas of teaching, service, and/or scholarship.

Criteria for Early Career Award

The nominee for the Early Career Award should be a mathematics teacher educator serving in the field no later than 10 years after receipt of a doctoral degree. The Early Career Award is intended to recognize a colleague’s contributions in a program of teaching, service, and/or scholarship within the first decade after receiving a doctoral degree. We invite nominations that highlight an individual’s innovative contributions in one or more areas of teaching, service, and/or scholarship.

Teaching: Contributions in the area of teaching preservice or inservice mathematics teachers may include one or more of the following areas:

  1. Implementation of effective and innovative teaching practices.
  2. Demonstration of innovative teaching methods (e.g., publications, materials, video).
  3. Recipient of awards in teaching from department, college, university and/or national entities.

Service: Contributions in the area of service to mathematics teacher education may include one or more of the following areas:

  1. Active participation in advancing the development and improvement of mathematics teacher education (e.g., membership and leadership roles in state, national, and international organizations).
  2. Active promotion and participation in activities promoting quality mathematics teacher education (e.g., creator of programs, coordinator of programs, author of and participant in grants, conferences, symposia, academies).
  3. Active participation in the governmental and political areas to promote and protect beneficial legislation, to promote better awareness, and/or to build better communication.
  4. Active promotion and participation in school-university-community-government partnerships that have advanced mathematics teacher education at the local, state, and/or national level.
  5. An unusual commitment to the support of mathematics teachers in the field (e.g., distinctive mentoring experiences).

Scholarship: Contributions in the area of scholarship to mathematics teacher education may include one or more of the following areas:

  1. Dissemination of research findings offering unique perspectives on the preparation or professional development of mathematics teachers.
  2. Publication of materials useful in the preparation or continuing professional development of mathematics teachers.
  3. Design of innovative preservice or inservice programs.
  4. Contribution of theoretical perspectives that have pushed the field forward.

Documentation required for Early Career Award

  1. A current vita of the nominee.
  2. A letter of nomination from an established colleague documenting evidence that supports nominee’s contributions in the particular focus area (service, teaching, scholarship) for which they are nominated.
  3. Additional letters of support (no more than two) from individuals (e.g., colleagues within and outside of the individual’s institution, recent doctoral graduates mentored by the nominee) knowledgeable of the nominee’s contributions relative to the focus area. Multiple authored letters are accepted.

Nomination Process

AMTE members can nominate a mathematics teacher educator who meets the criteria for eligibility. Self-nominations will not be considered. The three areas of teaching, service, and scholarship shall be weighted equally in the evaluation of the nomination materials. Nominees do not need to demonstrate exceptional work in every area, and may be considered for exemplary work in only one area.

The committee will review applications in an electronic format; all application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file using the AMTE Award Nomination Form. More information and the online nomination form can be found at: The deadline is September 15, 2016.

Please be sure that the nomination materials are clearly labeled with the name of the nominee.