The Alabama Commission on Higher Education, a statewide 12-member lay board appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House and confirmed by the Senate, is the state agency responsible for the overall statewide planning and coordination of higher education in Alabama, the administration of various student aid programs, and the performance of designated regulatory functions. The Commission seeks to provide reasonable access to quality collegiate and university education for the citizens of Alabama.
The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and the Alabama State Board of Education (ALSBE) are pleased to announce the implementation of the Alabama Math and Science Teacher Education Program (AMSTEP). Recognizing the shortage of public high school math and science teachers across the state, the 2018 Alabama Legislature passed into law this federal loan repayment program. AMSTEP has a two-fold mission: to encourage individuals to enroll in and complete programs leading to Alabama certification in mathematics or science; and to improve the educational system in Alabama by encouraging those who complete the program to accept math or science teaching positions in Alabama public schools, preferably in public school systems where the shortage of math or science teachers, or both, is most acute. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.