Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education. It includes over 1,000 members devoted to the preservice education and professional development of K-12 teachers of mathematics.

On Saturday, November 2, 1991 a group of approximately 15 people met as the “National Forum of College and University Mathematics Teacher Educators” in the McKeldin Room of the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel (Baltimore). The site was also the location of the Baltimore Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The purpose of the meting was to discuss forming an organization devoted to the needs and goals of mathematics teacher educators. This meeting led to the eventual formation of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). 

The mission of AMTE is to promote the improvement of mathematics teacher education, K-12, with the following goals:

  • Effective mathematics teacher education programs and practices;
  • Communication and collaboration among those involved in mathematics teacher education;
  • Research and other scholarly endeavors related to mathematics teacher education;
  • Professional growth of mathematics teacher educators;
  • Effective policies and practices related to mathematics teacher education at all levels; and
  • Equitable practices in mathematics teacher education, including increasing the diversity of mathematics teachers and teacher educators.

Since its beginning in 1991, AMTE has grown in membership and recognition and is now a member of the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) along with NCTM, NCSM, AMS and MAA.