Deepen your mathematical knowledge for teaching and strengthen your use of research-informed, high-leverage teaching practices in a cohort-based program at one of the nation’s top research universities. The Mathematics Teacher Leadership program offers the opportunity to earn a master’s degree, graduate certificate, or both!
Key Learning Outcomes
- Focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics in diverse settings.
- Use research to inform classroom and school practice.
- Study student development, identity and learning in mathematics.
- Strengthen professionalism and build your network.
- Develop skills for coaching and leading instructional improvement in mathematics.
This Program Is Designed For
- Classroom teachers
- Math interventionists
- Instructional coaches
- Specialists and other education professionals
Designed to Meet the Needs of Classroom Teachers
- Classes meet one night per week (Wednesday nights) during the school year plus some Saturday mornings.
- Summer 2023 courses each meet as a two-week institute.
- Summer 2024 class sessions are spread across the summer with dates to be determined.
- Cohort model: Learn together with colleagues throughout the program.
- Two years to degree: A cohesive sequence of courses linking research to practice.
- Fee-based courses: Special tuition rate for the cohort courses.
- Format: Online synchronous classes, with optional in-person opportunities.
- Focus: PreK-8 mathematics teaching and learning, adjustments in course requirements can be made for high school teachers interested in the program.
- Capstone: Implement an action research project in your school setting.
- Nationally recognized faculty: Learn with leaders in the field.
- Programs can be stacked by applying credits to multiple programs.
- Graduate certificate requires 15 credits (must include Currins 761).
- Master’s degree requires 30 credits.
- Individuals interested in a doctoral degree can use many of the courses toward the degree.
Cohort Program Sequence
- Teacher Leadership: Math Identity, Agency, & Learning (Currins 580)
- Mathematics Focus: Algebraic Reasoning (Currins 626)
- Teacher Leadership: Justice, Equity, & Inclusion in Math Classrooms (Currins 716)
- Mathematics Focus: Fraction Concepts & Operations (Currins 624)
- Teacher Leadership: High-Leverage Mathematics Instruction (Currins 714)
- Mathematics Focus: Geometry & Measurement (Currins 625)
- Mathematics Focus: Early Number & Operations (Currins 730)
- Action Research Part 1: Project Design & Implementation (Currins 705)
- Teacher Leadership: Instructional Coaching (Currins 761)
- Action Research Part 2: Data Analysis & Findings (Currins 800)
Complete the UWM Graduate School Online Application. You will be applying to the Certificate in Mathematics Teacher Leadership.
Complete the UWM Graduate School Online Application. You will be applying to the Curriculum and Instruction MS degree program in the School of Education. Within the application, select the concentration area in Mathematics Teacher Leadership. Visit the Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree webpage for more information.
Graduate School Open House
Consider attending the Graduate School open house to have your UWM application fee waived. The Open House is traditionally held during the Fall semester. For more information, visit the Graduate School Open House webpage.
Dr. Melissa Hedges
Dr. Henry Kepner
Professor Emeritus, Teaching and Learning
Dr. Anne Marie Marshall
Lecturer, Teaching and Learning