Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Program

Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Program will drive a major improvement in the quality of mathematics and science teachers by supporting new pre-service programs in which faculties, schools or departments of science, mathematics and education collaborate on course design and delivery, combining content and pedagogy so that mathematics and science are taught as dynamic, forward-looking and collaborative human endeavours.

The Program is part of the Australian Government’s Investing in Science and Maths for a Smarter Future initiative, a response to the report by Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist for Australia: Maths, Engineering and Science: in the National Interest. Program funding for 2014 to 2016 is $12 million. In addition, $500,000 in establishment funding from the OLT’s Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Program has enabled projects to commence in 2013.

2013 Successful Grants Recipients

  • Grants recipients   PDF | DOC

Program status

The Program’s funding is fully committed from 2014 to 2016. Grant recipients were selected through competitive processes in 2013. Funded projects are underway. Seminars, workshops and conferences will support dissemination of projects’ findings; final project reports are scheduled to be published in late 2016 and early 2017. 

Information and Application Instructions

  • 2013 Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Program Information and Application Instructions   PDF | DOC
  • ETMST Program budget template (2013) XLS
  • Frequently Asked Questions  PDF | DOC (updated 10.5.13)

The members of the Expert Panel referred to in the Information and Application Instructions were:

Professor Margaret Gardner AO (Panel chair) – Chair, OLT Strategic Advisory Committee; Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University
Professor Ian Chubb AC – Chief Scientist for Australia
Professor Aidan Byrne – Australian Research Council
Professor Peter Goodyear – The University of Sydney
Ms Jan Febey – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Mr David de Carvalho – Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Research, Science and Tertiary Education 

Evaluation expressions of interest

  • Information and submission instructions  PDF | DOC
  • Evaluation form and budget template  DOC