The Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC)
The Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) is devoted to excellence in P-20 science and mathematics teaching and learning, as well as superlative research. Functioning as a hybrid department within and across the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, the SMTC facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary professional development projects that support teachers in Wyoming and across the western cultural and geographic region of the United States of America.
We serve as a resource center for teachers and as a center for collaboration on grants among P-12 schools, the Wyoming Department of Education, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCs), Community Colleges, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A.
The SMTC offers three master's programs for science teachers and mathematics teachers as well as professional development courses for certification. We support and promote research based change in the teaching and learning of P-20 science and mathematics education. Come join us!
Mission Statement & Statement of Purpose
The MISSION of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) is to prepare highly qualified teacher-leaders through graduate study and professional development opportunities in content knowledge and critical pedagogy.
The PURPOSE of our programs is to engage teachers in place-based, culturally relevant, and socially-just pedagogical strategies to facilitate best practices in order to empower their students to use scientific processes and critical mathematics in everyday life, work, and play.