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Who We Are

MƒA Utah was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating leaders who use their mathematical talents to make a difference in students’ lives and transform schools into learning communities.

MƒA Utah offers the MƒA Fellowship to help future teachers develop an in-depth understanding of mathematical content and connections through a content-driven pedagogical training program, followed by placement in public secondary schools to continually extend their learning.

The MƒA Utah Fellowship is a partnership with the University of Utah, Utah State University and Utah public school districts, with additional funding from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program SMART project (Support and Mentoring in an Alternative Route to Teaching) and private funding.

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MƒA Fellowship

The MƒA Utah Fellowship is a five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in public secondary schools. MƒA Utah Fellows receive licensure as a secondary school mathematics teacher with a level IV endorsement, a master’s degree in mathematics, with an emphasis in teaching, extensive teaching preparation, mentoring and support for professional development opportunities.

The program provides opportunities in both urban and rural setting, as two-thirds of the population lives in urban areas, whereas most of the land area is rural. There is particular need in the rural districts.

How the Program Works
Year One: Prepare to become a public secondary school math teacher.

  • Full-tuition scholarship for full-time, coursework-intensive training at the University of Utah or Utah State University that will lead to licensure as a secondary school teacher
  • Student teaching experience and mentoring with classroom teacher and New Teacher Advisor
  • $15,000 in stipends and tuition and health insurance reimbursement

Years Two to Five: Teach in a Utah public secondary school.

  • $24,000 in stipends over four years, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary in Utah
  • Additional $2,000 stipend for summer participation in the Park City Mathematics Institute
  • Completion of coursework for MS in Mathematics Teaching degree
  • Ongoing interaction with and support from a school-based mentor and professional development opportunities

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Professional Development

MƒA Utah Fellows begin their teaching career being assigned to a mentor teacher and supported by a New Teacher Advisor who provide guidance and observation in the classroom. MƒA Utah offers numerous professional development workshops and seminars throughout the course of the Fellowship to assist in identifying areas for observation, showcase strategies on how to conduct observations and facilitate discussion with site teachers. In addition, MƒA Utah participates in professional development through the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI).

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Contact Information

Herb Clemens (University of Utah)
(801) 587- 9202
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Eric Rowley (Utah State University)
(435) 770-4244
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