Nominations are open for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching.

Anyone may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers – including computer science teachers – who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2017-18 award year. Teachers also may apply directly. Awards are given to teachers from each of the 50 states who have developed and implemented a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning.

The nomination deadline is April 1, which gives nominated teachers time to prepare their applications prior to the May 1 application deadline. Teachers in grades 7-12 will be eligible to apply during the 2018-19 program year. Visit the PAEMST website for more information, to nominate a teacher or apply directly.