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Middle Level Math (MMA)|Science and Mathematics Teaching Center

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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.6381
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Email: smtc@uwyo.edu
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Master's of Natural Science - Middle Level Math Concentration (MMA)

The MMA concentration is designed for current educators who want to become highly qualified in mathematics teaching. Teachers who are interested in this program, but not in holding a master's degree may complete the endorsement-only program. More information on the completion of the endorsement option and not the master's degree can be found here.

Program Information: 

The Master's in Natural Science - Middle Level Math program includes 30 hours of course work with a:

  • Minimum of 24 hours in core courses in mathematics and mathematics education
  • 6 additional graduate credits from appropriate mathematics and research courses
  • Completion of a Plan B (non-thesis) project

Program Coursework By Semester:

Graduate students can begin the coursework either in the fall, spring or summer.

Spring 2015

NASC 5205 Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math (3)

Summer 2015 (Classes from June 8th thru June 25th 2015)

NASC 5170 Connecting Geometry (3)
NASC 5225 Assessment (3)

Fall 2015

MATH 5190 Mathematics of Change (3)

Spring 2016

MATH 5140 Numbers and Operations (3)

Summer 2016 

NASC 5215 Technology (3)
NASC 5185 Analysis of Data (3)

Fall 2016

Math 5160 Social and Historical Issues (3)

How to Apply: 

Before you apply, ask yourself the following question: 

Am I certified teacher, who has taught for at least two years and is currently teaching?

Our courses are designed for current teachers who have had experience teaching in their own classroom. While we can make certain exceptions, we believe teachers get more out of our program after they have at least two years’ experience. If you are uncertain whether or not you meet these criteria, please call or email us with questions.

Application Deadlines:

Applications will be accepted on a rotating basis at 5:00 p.m.

  • July 1st for fall classes

  • November 1st for spring classes

  • April 1st for summer classes.

If any of these dates lands on a weekend then the deadline will be the following Monday at 5:00 p.m. If you have questions or are having any problem please contact SMTC (lgaley@uwyo.edu or 307 766.6381) or Janet Renneisen in admissions (jrennei@uwyo.edu or 307 766.3869), and we will be happy to help you.

Application Steps

  1. Go the University of Wyoming graduate admissions website. Find the admissions graduate tab and either enter your UW username and password or start a new application.  Once you have access to the admissions website complete all required information.

  2. For the Program of Study choose Natural Science MS - College of Education (Middle Level Math) option

  3. To complete the application you will need the following:

  • A $50 application fee

  • A current resume

  • GRE scores or an alternative GRE portfolio

    • Send GRE Alternative Portfolio to:  University of Wyoming – SMTC, 1000 E University Ave Dept. 3992, Laramie, WY 82071 or e-mail them to the SMTC Office Associate at lgaley@uwyo.edu.
  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, must include a Bachelor’s Degree

  • A writing sample - sent by admissions

  • Proof of MMR immunization

All information is either uploaded or filled in on the admissions website EXCEPT the alternative portfolio.

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