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Mathematics and Science Partnerships (Title II, Part B)
Authorized under Title II, Part B Sections 2201-2203, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program’s specific purposes are to improve the 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 participate in programs that:
- Improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching by encouraging IHEs to improve mathematics and science teacher education;
- Focus on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process;
- Bring mathematics and science teachers together with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to improve their teaching skills; and
- Provide summer institutes and ongoing professional development for teachers to improve their knowledge and teaching skills.
For additional information, please refer to the US Department of Education's MSP webpage for resources, regulations, statutes, and guidance:
Learn more about current MSP Projects. The MSP program, now in its sixth year of implementation, has funded professional development opportunities to thousands of teachers throughout the United States.
Please visit the MSP website developed by the US Department of Education in conjunction with Abt Associates in order to accommodate the growing need to share and disseminate the latest up-to-date information about MSP. The website is designed to provide administrative guidance and resources, provide news about upcoming conferences and events, and provide summaries of project goals and objectives. Please watch this page for upcoming competition updates.
- Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Requests for Applications
Annual Performance Reporting
MSP Annual Conference
The MSP Conference site provides information about the regional conference for State MSP Coordinators and subgrantees hosted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The two-day conference focused on National and State-Level Program Management issues, review of On Line APR System, Technical Assistance for State Coordinators and Communication within the MSP Program (ED-MSP Website).
National Science Foundation
The Department and the National Science Foundation. (NSF) are working in a partnership to improve mathematics and science teaching in elementary and secondary schools. A major research and development effort, NSF's MSP program responds to concern over the performance of the nation's children in mathematics and science. Institutions of higher education - their disciplinary faculty in departments of mathematics, the sciences, and/or engineering, education faculty and administrators - partner with K-12 districts and others to effect deep, lasting improvement in K-12 mathematics and science education.
Math and Science Partnership Nework (MSPnet) is funded by the National Science Foundation. MSPnet provides nested, interactive learning communities for NSF's Math Science Partnership Project. MSPnet encourages expression of divergent views and the sharing of both successes and challenges in order to create a community of learners who will collectively be enriched by the experiences of individual MSPs throughout the country.
Contact Valida Walker, Program Analyst at (202) 741-6420 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions related to the Mathematics and Science Partnerships program.