The 2020-2021 nomination and application windows for Grades 7-12 mathematics and science teachers, including CTE courses that satisfy a math or science credit for graduation, for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program are now open. The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and 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 4,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.  Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the nation.

Teachers must sign up to apply or be nominated for the 2021 award by March 1, 2021. The application deadline is April 1, 2021. If you know great teachers, encourage them to join this prestigious network of professionals. In Texas, eligible teachers who submit a completed application by April 1, 2021 will receive 25 CPE hours. Sign up to apply or nominate an educator at

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