The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) was convened by APLU’s Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) in early 2012 and is comprised of 39 teams across 31 states – including 103 universities, university systems, and community colleges; 142 K-12 schools and school districts; and several state departments of education, education consortia and other education-focused organizations – working collaboratively to redesign secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs. This premier partnership provides a coordinated research, development, and implementation effort for secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs in order to meet the challenges of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and other rigorous college- and career-ready standards, based on research and best practices in the field. The Partnership is led by a Planning Committee comprised of national experts in the fields of mathematics education, mathematics, and teacher preparation that guides the development and scope of the project.
The MTE-Partnership has received more than $1.5 million in foundation support. The most recent award from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for $599,540, entitled "The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership: From Improvement to Integration", supports the continued development of the Research Action Clusters with a focus on supporting program transformation. This builds upon earlier grants from the Helmsley Trust, the National Science Foundation, 100Kin10, and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.