The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

Since 1983, more than 4,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education.

Award winners receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, and gifts from a broad range of donors.
The 2012 awards honor mathematics and science teachers working in grades K-6. To self-nominate or to nominate another teacher, go to

Any full-time K-6 teacher who teaches science as part of the instructional day may be nominated. The deadline for nominations is April 1, and applications must be completed by May 1.