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Middle-level Math

Science and Mathematics Teaching Center

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Masters of Natural Science

Middle-level Math Concentration (MMA)

  • Mission: To expand math content knowledge and appropriate pedagogy for instruction at the middle-level grades
  • What: A program designed specifically for teachers to expand math content knowledge and appropriate pedagogy for instruction at the middle-level grades
    • Coursework may begin during spring, summer, or fall semesters
    • Spring and fall classes are taught via distance learning on WyoCourses in the evening
    • Summer classes are taught in Laramie for three weeks starting in June
  • Who: Current teachers who would like to obtain a middle-level math endorsement and have at least 2 years of teaching experience
  • Why: Earn a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Middle-level Mathematics Education. The content courses can be used as professional development towards meeting the federal definition of a "highly qualified" teacher

Application Information

Application Deadlines

Applications deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. on the dates below (or 11:59 p.m. the following Monday if the date falls on a weekend) for each semester:
  • April 1st to begin in the summer
  • August 1st to begin in the fall
  • November 1st to begin in the spring
Scholarships are available as funding allows. Contact the SMTC for information.
This program is a Gainful Employment program.

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 coursework, which results in an institutional recommendation from UWYO to the professional teaching standards board. For more information about adding an endorsement to a license, visit the PTSB website. Required coursework includes:
  • 24 credits of core courses in mathematics and mathematics education

Master's Option

The Master's in Natural Science - Middle-level Math program includes the following coursework and projects:
  • 24 credits of core courses in mathematics and mathematics education
  • 6 credits of appropriate graduate-level mathematics and research courses
  • Completion of a Plan B (non-thesis) project

Core Courses

Students can start the program during any semester. The program is on a two-year rotation where course offerings alternate depending on whether it's an even or an odd year.

Odd Number Year Program Requirements (2023, 2025)

Spring

  • NASC 5205 Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math (3 credits)

Summer (in Laramie)

  • NASC 5170/MATH 5170 Connecting Geometry (3 credits)
  • NASC 5225 Assessment (3 credits)

Fall

  • NASC 5190/MATH 5190 Mathematics of Change (3 credits)
 

Even Number Year Program Requirements (2024, 2026)

Spring

  • NASC 5140/MATH 5140 Numbers and Operations (3 credits)

Summer (in Laramie)

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

Fall

  • NASC 5160 Social and Historical Issues (3 credits)
 

Suggested Courses

  • NASC 5670 Research Methodology (4 credits)
  • NASC 5810 Middle Level Science & Math Practicum (required for teachers who are not currently teaching middle level science/math)

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