Mathematics and Science Partnership Program

 

The Mathematics and Science Partnership Program supports improved academic achievement of students in the areas of mathematics and science by encouraging state educational agencies, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, elementary schools, and secondary schools to partner in high-quality professional development programs. The intent of this program is to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Title II, Part B of NCLB authorizes a Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) competitive grant program.

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is responsible for the administration of the MSP Program. Available funds will be awarded by the ADE to support successful proposals submitted by eligible partnerships comprised of departments of mathematics, science, or engineering at Arizona institutions of higher education and high-need LEAs.

Application Forms and Information:

The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Arizona Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) Mini Grant Application.  The Arizona 2014 Arizona  MSP Mini Grant project provides a unique opportunity to apply for a competitive grant that would provide up to $50,000 dollars towards professional development stipends for teachers, instructor stipends, and training materials. Funding will begin on September 10, 2014 and all funds must be paid by December 15, 2014.

Note: LEAs interested in applying for a longer term project should not apply for the MSP Mini Grant. The application for the full Fy2014-15 MSP Grant will be available by September 1, 2014. To be eligible for this extended funding, applicant LEAs must attend a grant-writing workshop (webinar) specific to the full application they plan on submitting. Dates for these webinars will be posted when the full application is released.

Links to Background Information:
The following sites have been identified as containing information that may be beneficial when developing MSP grant proposals. However, each partnership team will need to assess and select resources/references that best align to the needs of their targeted population.MSP Resources

Professional Development Resources

Evaluation Resources

Mathematics Content/Pedagogy Resources

Science Content/Pedagogy Resources

For questions or additional information, contact:
Suzi Mast
Director of K-12 Mathematics / MSP
K-12 Academic Standards
suzi.mast@azed.gov
602-364-4030