Devoted to improving the pedagogical and content knowledge of mathematics teachers in grades K-12.
Directed by Dr. Anne M. Collins, author and leader in math education, our center is at the forefront of math professional development. We believe that teachers who have enriched their own mathematical content knowledge are better equipped to provide more effective mathematics opportunities to their students. To that end, we offer professional development opportunities on campus throughout the year.
Summer Mathematics Institute: July 25-27, 2017Professional Development for K-12 EducatorsLearn more and register.
In addition, we collaborate with schools and districts to provide tailored professional development, which can be curriculum-specific, such as Connected Mathematics Project or Everyday Mathematics, or content-specific, such as rational numbers or proportional thinking. Currently, we are working with districts and teachers towards gaining a better understanding of the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The Center has partnered with numerous districts on Title IIA and Title IIB grants funded through the state to provide graduate credit math content courses to teachers. Our professional development and courses have been shown to lead to an increase in student achievement and an improvement in student and teacher perception of mathematics. Our faculty and staff are leaders in formative assessment strategies and
protocols, and are actively involved in the Association of Teachers of
Mathematics in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Mathematics Association of
Teacher Educators, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New
England, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National
Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Association of
Mathematics Teacher Educators.
"I just wanted to let you know that I had the best math MCAS scores in the Holyoke district for grade 5 last year... You managed to transform a math-phobic teacher into one that enjoys teaching and learning everything I can about math." —Dan, teacher in Holyoke, Massachusetts
Center for Mathematics Achievement
Mathematics Master's and Certificate Programs
All PreK-12 Programs
Initial Licensure Programs
Professional Licensure and Non-Licensure Programs
School-Based Teacher Residency Programs
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Center for Special Education
Field Placement/Student Teaching
New Teacher Community
Graduate School of Education
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Dr. Anne M. Collins, Director 617.349.8853
Steve Yurek, Associate Director 617.349.8938
Dr Hilary Kreisberg, Program Coordinator 617.349.8344