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.
Holds a valid Alabama professional educator certificate endorsed in secondary math or science, or both.
Is teaching math or science full-time in an Alabama public school district, or at a charter school which has been approved by the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.
Is a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Has been a resident of Alabama for at least twelve (12) months before the application deadline, and provides documentation proving a permanent connection to the state of Alabama. ACHE shall accept any one of the following as proof of residency:
A current valid Alabama driver’s license.
A current valid Alabama vehicle registration.
A current valid Alabama voter registration card.
Has outstanding federal student loans, subsidized or unsubsidized.