Nominate outstanding 7-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers now for this award year.


Applicants must:

  • teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science as part of their contracted teaching responsibilities at the 7-12 grade level in a public (including charter) or private school;
  • hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  • be full-time employees of the school or school district as determined by state and district policies, with responsibilities for teaching students no less than 50% of the school's allotted instructional time;
  • have at least five years of full-time employment as a K-12 teacher during which science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science has been a part of the applicant's teaching duties prior to the 2018-2019 academic school year;;
  • teach in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity schools, or the U.S. territories as a group (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands);
  • be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and
  • not have received the PAEMST award at the national level in any prior competition or category.

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