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Directorate for Education & Human Resources

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Preparation  (STEMTP)

This program has been archived.

Name Email Phone Room
Joan  T. Prival (703) 292-4635  835 N  


Solicitation  02-130

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Preparation (STEMTP) program responds to the critical need for qualified teachers of mathematics and science in elementary and secondary schools. The program supports efforts to develop exemplary science and mathematics preK-12 teacher education models that produce and retain effective teachers who have the skills, confidence, and commitment to enable all students to attain high standards of achievement in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. Partnerships involving institutions of higher education and K-12 school districts will address local needs in terms of teacher shortages by developing and implementing effective strategies for recruiting prospective teachers with strong backgrounds in science and mathematics into teacher certification programs and retaining them in the teacher workforce. Projects will address such areas of local need as workforce diversity, urban or rural teacher shortages, and shortages within specific disciplines or grade levels. The STEMTP program complements the NSF Math and Science Partnership.