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

Master's of Natural Science - Middle Level Math Concentration (MMA)

  • ·Mission: To expand math content knowledge and appropriate pedagogy for instruction at the middle- level grades
  • For Who? Current teachers who would like to obtain a middle-level math endorsement and have at least 2 years of teaching experience.

  • Why? The content courses can be used as professional development towards meeting the federal definition of a "highly qualified" teacher.

Program Information: 

Master's Option

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) or Capstone project

Certificate Option

Teachers who are interested in this program, but not in holding a master's degree may complete the UW certificate program. This includes completing the 24 hours of core courses, which results in an institutional recommendation from UW to Wyo. Dept of Education.  More information on the completion of the certificate option and not the master's degree can be found here.


Coursework may begin either spring, summer or fall semester.

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

Core Courses:

Graduate students can begin the coursework either in the fall, spring or summer.  All content courses are crosslisted with the Mathematics Department.

Core Courses: 

Spring – Odd Years

Summer – Odd Years (in Laramie)

Fall – Odd Years

NASC 5205 - Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math

NASC 5170 – Connecting Geometry

NASC 5225 - Assessment

MATH 5190 - Mathematics of Change

Spring – Even Years

Summer – Even Years (in Laramie)

Fall – Even Years

MATH 5140 - Numbers and Operations

NASC 5215 - Technology

NASC 5185 - Analysis of Data

MATH 5160 – Social and  Historical Issues

The spring and fall classes are taught by WyoCourses at night and the summer classes are in Laramie for three weeks starting in June.

How to Apply: 

Application Deadlines:

Applications will be accepted on a rotating basis at 11:59 p.m. (or 5:00 p.m. the following Monday if any of these dates fall on a weekend).

  • August 1st for fall classes

  • November 1st for spring classes

  • April 1st for summer classes.

If any of these dates land on a weekend then the deadline will be the following Monday at 12:00 a.m. If you have questions or are having any problems please contact SMTC ( or 307 766.6381) or Janet Renneisen in admissions ( or 307 766.3869), and we will be happy to help you.

Application Steps:

1.   Go the

2.   Enter your UW username and password or start a new application. Once you have access to the admissions website, complete all required information for a graduate application.

3.   For the Program of Study choose Natural Science MS – College of Education (Middle Level Math)

4.   To complete the application follow the directions on the application page.

You will need:

    • A $50 application fee
    • A current resume
    • GRE scores or a GRE Alternative Portfolio (information sent by admissions by email)
    • Three letters of recommendation – follow instructions on application
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended, must include a Bachelor’s Degree
    • A completed writing sample (questions sent by admissions
    • Proof of MMR immunization

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


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