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The SMTC Masters of Science in Natural Science Middle Level Math concentration was developed at the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) with National Science Foundation (NSF) funds, to expand math content knowledge and knowledge of appropriate pedagogy for instruction at the middle-level grades. The participant focus for this program is teachers contracted to teach mathematics at the middle-level who do not currently have a mathematics content certification/degree. Practicing teachers accepted into the program will be part of a cohort of teachers from across the state. Eight graduate classes (24 core hours) have been developed by faculty in the Colleges of Education and Arts and Science (Mathematics & Statistics) and exemplary mathematics teachers in Wyoming. The content courses can be used as professional development towards meeting the federal definition of a "highly qualified" teacher. Additionally, PTSB is continuing to use this Middle Level Math program as a model in developing middle school standards.
The MMA courses are offered on a 2-year rotation. Half are offered in the fall and spring semesters via distance learning utilizing Ecompanion and Elluminate. The other half are offered on the University of Wyoming Campus during three weeks in June. Each new cohort of students is accepted to begin in the summer of each year. Depending on enrollment in the program new students may be accepted in the fall or spring semesters.
The MS NS - Math program must include 30 hours of course work with a:
NASC 5205 Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math (3)
Summer 2013 (Courses will begin June 10th and go through June 28th)
NASC 5170 Connecting Geometry (3)
NASC 5225 Assessment (3)
MATH 5190 Mathematics of Change (3)
MATH 5140 Numbers and Operations (3)
NASC 5215 Technology (3)
NASC 5185 Analysis of Data (3)
Math 5160 Social and Historical Issues (3)
1) Am I certified teacher?
2) Am I currently teaching?
3) Have I taught for at least two years?
If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, then this program will probably be a great fit for you! If you answered "no" to any of the questions, you should probably contact the SMTC before you apply. Our courses are designed for current teachers who have had experience teaching in their own classroom. While we can make certain exceptions, we believe that teachers get more out of our program after they have at least two years experience. Because of this, we do not accept students who have only recently completed their undergraduate coursework. If you are uncertain whether or not you meet these criteria, please call or email us with questions.
A) Fill out the brief information form here. After you have submitted this information, the UW Admissions Office will send you an email with a username and password that you will use to access the rest of the application. The email will also contain a link to the application.
B) The application has ten parts – you do not need to fill it out in one sitting and can save the application and come back at any time to finish it or to make changes. You must fill out the queries that have a red bar next to them. The rest of the information is voluntary, but it is helpful if you fill out everything so that we don’t have to contact you later for that information. Completed applications are due by November 1, 2013.
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C) All application materials must be received by November 1, 2013.
*The SMTC does provide an alternative option to the GRE. It is called an Alternative Portfolio and the instructions and rubric can be found here. If you are interested in this option, please email the SMTC Office Associate for more information.