Reward and Inspire

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 4,700 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 Open

This year's awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades 7-12. Nominations close on April 1, 2017.

Nominate A Teacher

Applications Are Now Open

Applications for mathematics and science teachers of grades 7-12 are now open. Applications must be completed by May 1, 2017.

Join us at an upcoming PAEMST webinar

The PAEMST Team will be hosting webinars throughout the cycle to provide an in depth look at the application, feature tips from alumni, and answer your questions as you work through the process. To register for a session, please click here and enter "PAEMST Applicant Webinar" in the search box. Be sure to click "Register" to complete your registration.

If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a PAEMST webinar, we encourage you to reach out to us at info@paemst.org, and we would be happy to provide the proper accommodation for you. Please just let us know 14 days in advance of the webinar you plan to attend.

This video features highlights from last year's Recognition Event for 7th-12th grade PAEMST awardees announced in July 2015.

AWARDEES ANNOUNCED AUGUST 2016

Click here to meet the awardees and learn more!