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Middle Level Math (MMA)

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.
  • When? Upon acceptance into a program students may begin taking coursework either fall, winter, or summer semesters.

Program Information: 

Master's Option

The Master's in Natural Science - Middle Level Math program includes 30 hours of course work and completion of a Plan B (non-thesis) or capstone project.

Certificate Option

Teachers who are interested in this program, but not in earning 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 UWYO to the professional teaching standards board.  More information on the completion of the certificate option.


  • 24 hours of core courses in mathematics and mathematics education
  • 6 additional graduate credits from appropriate mathematics and research courses
  • Those without middle level teaching experience must take a 3 credit practicum course that may be included in the 6 elective credits.
  • Completion of a Plan B (non-thesis) or Capstone project

Core Courses:

Graduate students may begin the coursework either in the fall, spring or summer. The spring and fall classes are taught by WyoCourses at night and the summer classes are in Laramie for three weeks starting in June. All content courses are crosslisted with the Mathematics Department.

  • Spring – Odd Years (For example 2017, 2019…)
    • NASC 5205 - Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math


  • Summer – Odd Years (in Laramie)
    • MATH 5170 – Connecting Geometry
    • NASC 5225 - Assessment


  • Fall – Odd Years
    • NASC 5190 - Mathematics of Change


  • Spring – Even Years  (For example 2018, 2020...)
    • NASC 5140 - Numbers and Operations


  • Summer – Even Years (in Laramie)
    • NASC 5215 - Technology, NASC 5185 - Analysis of Data


  • Fall – Even Years
    • NASC 5160 – Social and  Historical Issues

How to Apply: 

Application Deadlines:

Applications will be accepted approximately once a month, on a rolling basis.  If you have questions or are having any problems please contact SMTC ( or 307.766.6381) or Phil Temte in Admissions ( or 307.766.3868), and we will be happy to help you.

Application Steps:

  1. Go to Admissions 
  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.

 This program is a Gainful Employment program. Please see the following link for information about Gainful Employment programs.

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