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

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.

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) 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 PTSB.  More information on the completion of the certificate option and not the master's degree can be found here.

Program Coursework By Semester:

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

Fall 2015

MATH 5190 Mathematics of Change (3)

Spring 2016

MATH 5140 Numbers and Operations (3)

Summer 2016 (Classes from June 6th thru June 24th 2016)

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

Fall 2016

Math 5160 Social and Historical Issues (3)

Spring 2017

NASC 5205 Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math (3)

Summer 2017 

NASC 5170 Connecting Geometry (3)
NASC 5225 Assessment (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 of 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 12:00 a.m.

  • 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 to 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
  • 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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