PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants

Scholarship Description

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for action research conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, preservice teacher(s), and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics in PreK–8 classroom(s). A grant up to a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded. Primary emphasis will be placed on collaboration by a team of researchers consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and preservice teachers from the undergraduate ranks. The action research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of mathematics in Grades PreK–8. Proposals must address the following: rationale for the research project, the expected impact on teaching/learning in the school setting, and anticipated improvements in preservice student learning. Grant funds should be used to support project expenses to plan and carry out the action research.The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or must teach at a school with a current NCTM PreK–8 school membership. The participating preservice teacher(s) must be in an initial licensure/certification program at the undergraduate level and, at some point during the term of the grant, must be engaged in some form of practicum experience or student teaching. No individual may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

Year of Need: College Senior,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 3000

Deadline: 2018-05-06


Sponsoring Organization National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1502

Contact Person:

Phone: (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840 ext 2112

Fax: (703) 476-2970


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