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. Earn a master’s degree, graduate certificate, or both!

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Graduate Cohort (PDF)

This Program Is Designed For

  • Classroom teachers
  • Math interventionists
  • Instructional coaches
  • Specialists and other education professionals

Program Features

  • 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.

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.

Program Information Sessions

Learn more about the cohort program and admission process at one of our online information sessions.

Session 1
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm

Session 2
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm

Session 3
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 – 5:45 pm

Session 4
Date: Tuesday November 15, 2022
Time: 5:00 – 5:45 pm

Information Session Registration

Please complete this form to receive the Zoom link for an online session.

Select the information session you would like to attend(Required)


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.

Graduate Program Requirements

  • 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.

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Graduate Certificate Academic Catalog Requirements

Curriculum and Instruction, MS: Mathematics Teacher Leadership Academic Catalog Requirements

Academic Catalog Requirements Sheet

  • Visit the Academic Catalog webpage linked above, then click on the Print Options link in the lower right hand column
  • Click the Download Page (PDF) link
  • Print or save the condensed program requirements document

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Cohort Program Sequence

Spring 2023

  • Teacher Leadership: Math Identity, Agency, & Learning (Currins 580)
  • Mathematics Focus: Algebraic Reasoning (Currins 626)

Summer 2023

  • Teacher Leadership: Justice, Equity, & Inclusion in Math Classrooms (Currins 716)
  • Mathematics Focus: Fraction Concepts & Operations (Currins 624)

Fall 2023

  • Teacher Leadership: High-Leverage Mathematics Instruction (Currins 714)
  • Mathematics Focus: Geometry & Measurement (Currins 625)

Spring 2024

  • Mathematics Focus: Early Number & Operations (Currins 730)
  • Action Research Part 1: Project Design & Implementation (Currins 705)

Summer 2024

  • Teacher Leadership: Instructional Coaching (Currins 761)
  • Action Research Part 2: Data Analysis & Findings (Currins 800)


Graduate School Open House

Consider attending the Graduate School virtual open house (October 27) or in-person open house (November 10) and have your UWM application fee waived. For more information, visit the Graduate School Open House webpage.

Masters Program

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 webpage for more information.

Certificate Program

Complete the UWM Graduate School Online Application. You will be applying to the Certificate in Mathematics Teacher Leadership.


Dr. Pamela Harris

Dr. Melissa Hedges

Dr. DeAnn Huinker

Dr. Henry Kepner

Dr. Anne Marie Marshall


Program Information

For general information or questions about the program, contact:

Dr. DeAnn Huinker
Mathematics Teacher Leadership Program Director
(414) 251-7797

Admissions Information

For questions about the UWM graduate application or admission process, contact:

Peggy Kuhnz
SOE Graduate Program Admissions Coordinator
(414) 251-8536