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 Closed

Nominations for mathematics and science teachers of grades K-6 will open in Fall of 2017.

Applications Are Now Closed

Applications for mathematics and science teachers of grades K-6 will open in Fall of 2017.

When nominations and applications open, we can let you know! Contact us at
PAEMST Webinars for 2017 – Join us!

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 "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, 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.


On August 22, 2016, 213 mathematics and science teachers were announced as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Click here to meet the awardees and learn more!