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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!

Masters Cohort in Mathematics Teacher Leadership (PDF)

Masters Cohort in Mathematics Teacher Leadership Information Session (PDF)

Please reach out to Peggy Kuhnz, kuhnzpa@uwm.edu with questions or to schedule an individual conversation with Dr. DeAnn Huinker.

Program Information Sessions

Wednesday, May 6: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Online session via Zoom
Please email Peggy Kuhnz at kuhnzpa@uwm.edu. She will send you the link and passcode.

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Online session via Zoom
Please email Peggy Kuhnz at kuhnzpa@uwm.edu. She will send you the link and passcode.

Wednesday, June 3: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Online session via Zoom
Please email Peggy Kuhnz at kuhnzpa@uwm.edu. She will send you the link and passcode.

This program is designed for:

  • PK-8 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.
  • Focused learning: One night per week during the school year.
    Summer courses offered as two-week institutes.
  • Hybrid design: Courses combine face-to-face and online sessions.
  • All courses off-campus: Held in the Milwaukee area.
  • 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 learning progressions in mathematics.
  • Strengthen professionalism and build your network.
  • Develop skills for coaching and leading instructional improvement in
    mathematics.

How to Apply

Masters Program

Complete the UWM Graduate School Online Application. Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program. This is a focus area in the Curriculum and Instruction MS degree program. See C&I Master’s degree program.

Certificate Program

Complete the UWM Graduate School Online Application. Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program.

Contact Us

For more information, questions about the program, or for individual appointments

Peggy Kuhnz
Program Specialist
kuhnzpa@uwm.edu

Dr. DeAnn Huinker
Director
(414) 229-6646
huinker@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Cohort Program Sequence

Fall 2020

  • CURRINS 720: Teacher Leadership: Standards & Curriculum
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: September 2 – October 14, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm
  • CURRINS 626: Math Focus: Early Number & Algebraic Reasoning
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: October 21 – December 16, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Spring 2021

  • CURRINS 714: Teacher Leadership: High-Leverage Math Instruction
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: January 27 –  March 17, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm
  • CURRINS 730: Math Focus: Number & Operations
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: March 24 – May 19, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Summer 2021

  • CURRINS 716: Teacher Leadership: Equitable Math Instruction
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: June 21 – 24 & June 28 – July 1, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • CURRINS 624: Math Focus: Fraction Concepts & Operations
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: July 12 – 15 & July 19 – 22, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fall 2021

  • CURRINS 761: Teacher Leadership: Content-Focused Coaching
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: September 8 – October 20, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm
  • CURRINS 625: Math Focus: Geometry & Measurement
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: October 27 – December 15, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Spring 2022

  • CURRINS 705: Action Research Part 1: Project Design
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: January 26 – March 16, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm
  • CURRINS 800: Acton Research Part 2: Project Implementation
    Face-to Face Meeting Dates/Times: March 23 – May 11, Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Graduate Program Options

  • Programs can be stacked by applying credits to multiple programs.
  • Graduate Certificate requires 15 credits, four courses of your choice and CURRINS 761.
  • Master’s Degree requires 30 credits, an additional five courses.
  • Individuals interested in a Doctoral Degree can use many of the courses on their pathway to degree.

Faculty

Elizabeth Cutter-Lin

Dr. Melissa Hedges

Dr. DeAnn Huinker

Dr. Henry Kepner

Dr. Anne Marie Marshall