Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative

Auburn University

What is an AMSTI School? A school that receives all of the benefits of AMSTI including extensive professional development, equipment, supplies, and materials, and in-school support by math and science specialists at no cost to the school!

How does a school join AMSTI? Schools are selected through a competitive application process. Math and science teachers and administrators in AMSTI schools agree to attend ten days of summer institute for two consecutive summers and to participate in additional professional development during the school year.

How does AMSTI affect test scores? In every case, on every standardized test given by the Alabama Department of Education, AMSTI schools outperformed matched non-AMSTI schools - often dramatically as confirmed by three consecutive years of external evaluations.


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The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education's initiative to improve math and science education across the state.  AMSTI provides AMSTI Regionsstudents with well-trained teachers and the equipment, materials, and resources needed for hands-on, activity-based math and science education.  Also, teachers are supported and mentored by AMSTI site math and science specialists as they implement the training they receive as a part of this program.

AMSTI is the largest, most comprehensive and most successful math and science initiation in the nation!

The AMSTI Mission:

The mission of the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative is to improve math and science education in Alabama so all students develop the skills necessary for success in postsecondary studies and the work force.


AMSTI at Auburn University is sponsored by the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Education. For more information, contact Beth Hickman, director of AMSTI-AU, at (334) 750-9525 or by email at hickmep@auburn.edu.

Directions: Coming from Opelika or Auburn, turn off of Pepperell Parkway onto 30th Street, then turn right onto Cunningham Drive. We are on the right before you go over the railroad tracks.