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Middle Level Math (MMA)

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 grad
  • 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

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.  For more information go to PTSB website.


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

    • Suggested courses:

      • NASC 5670- Plan B Research and writing

      • NASC 5810- Middle Level Science & Math Practicum (Required for teachers who are not currently teaching middle level science/math)

    • Completion of a Plan B (non-thesis) or Capstone project

Core Courses:

  • Spring – Odd Years (For example 2019, 2021…)

    • NASC 5205 - Methods for Teaching Middle Level Math

  • Summer – Odd Years (in Laramie)

    • NASC 5170/MATH 5170 – Connecting Geometry

    • NASC 5225 - Assessment

  • Fall - Odd Years

    • NASC 5190/MATH 5190 - Mathematics of Change

  • Spring - Even Years (For example 2020, 2022)

    • NASC 5140/MATH 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.


The spring and fall classes taught via distance learning on WyoCourses in the evening; the summer classes are in Laramie for three weeks starting in June.

*A certificate program that leads to an endorsement from PTSB in middle level science without earning a master’s degree are offered; participants in this option complete 24 hours of core courses.  Contact SMTC for more information.

How to Apply: 

Application Deadlines:  Deadline for MMA program extended to MAY 15th due COVID-19.

Applications are accepted approximately once a month, on a rolling basis.  If you have questions or are having any problems please contact SMTC ( or Rob Steele in Admissions ( or 307.766.3866), and we will be happy to help you.

Application Steps:

  • Enter your UW username and password or register as a new user. Once you have access to the Admissions website, complete all required information for a graduate application.

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

  • 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)

  • Three letters of recommendation (1 from your principal or direct supervisor) – follow instructions on application

  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, must include a Bachelor’s Degree

  • A completed writing sample (questions sent by Admissions)

    • If completing the Alternative Portfolio an additional writing sample is not required

All information is uploaded or filled in on the Admissions website.

If you have questions or are having any problem regarding the application process, please contact SMTC ( or Rob Steele in Admissions ( or 307-766-3866).

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 - Extended to May 15th due to COVID-19

  • 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.

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