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Rewarding and Inspiring Great Teaching Since 1983

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Since 1983, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

Nominations Are Now Closed

Nominations for mathematics and science teachers of grades K-6 will open in Fall of 2015.

Teachers: Apply Online

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2014–2015 Application Packet (Adobe PDF). Applications must be completed by May 1, 2015.

The 2012 awardees gathered at the National Science Foundation
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The 2012 PAEMST Awardees were honored during a week of Recognition Events held March 2-5, 2014. The week included a visit with President Obama, who expressed his appreciation for their outstanding achievements.

2014-2015 Webinar Schedule

The PAEMST team will be hosting applicant webinars to share more about the program, the application process, and answer any questions you may have. To view a schedule of webinars and register for one or more of our free sessions, please click here and enter "PAEMST" in the search box.

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The 2012 awardees gathered at the National Science Foundation