In 2015 the University of Maine at Farmington began piloting the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project for PreK-8 teachers. In 2017, the project was expanded to include Secondary teachers with the 9-12 Coaching Pilot.

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Program Goals

The Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (MMCP) was designed to support districts and educators seeking to improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics. The program has three primary goals:

  • Prepare Maine students to meet career and college mathematics demands
  • Provide teachers in the state of Maine with high quality mathematics professional development and resources; and
  • Increase interest, engagement, and self-efficacy in mathematics for students and teachers

Applying to the Project

A successful coaching program requires not just a strong coach, but also the support and commitment of their administrators and district leadership. For that reason, district leadership must be involved in application process.

1. The District Leadership should:

  • Contact and meet with Director of Educational Outreach, Ken Lewis kenneth.c.lewis@maine.edu or 207-778-7066
  • Identify coaching candidate to participate in the two year project
  • Complete, sign and return the MMCP Assurances form (pdf)

2. The Coaching candidate completes and submits the MMCP Application

Apply Now - Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (pdf)

Application Instructions (pdf)


We are now accepting applications for upcoming cohorts


Coursework

The MMCP program requires the completion of 3 graduate level courses.

K-8 program

  • EDU 594  Designing a K – 8 Math Coaching Practice (offered in summer)
  • EDU 595  Implementing a K – 8 Math Coaching Practice (offered in fall)
  • EDU 596  Refining a K – 8 Math Coaching Practice (offered in fall)

7-12 program

  • EDU 565  Design and Implement a Secondary Math Coaching Practice, Part I
  • EDU 566  Design and Implement a Secondary Math Coaching Practice, Part II
  • EDU 567  Implementing and Refining a Secondary Math Coaching Practice

Mathematics Coaching candidates enrolled in the MMCP program also have the opportunity to enroll in an optional graduate certificate in Math Coaching. To earn the certificate, candidates also take a 4th course (tuition for this course is not included in MMCP membership fees).

  • EDU 525 Developing Formative Assessment Practices in the Mathematics Classroom

Current coaching candidates who would like to enroll in the Math Coaching certificate should contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

See all Graduate Course Descriptions


Program Costs

The District must ensure that the coaching candidate has appropriate technology, release time, resources and support.

District Cost:

  • Year 1  $6,000  due before the candidate participates in the program
  • Year 2  $5,500  due before the candidate participates in the program
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) student membership – $55 per year
    or National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) student membership – $94 per year
  • Lodging / transportation costs
  • Mobile technology (laptop or tablet) compatible with MLTI image

Payment to UMF includes:

  • Two Summer Institutes
  • Nine graduate credits for each Coach
  • 4 Field Coaching Supervisor training visits per coaching candidate in each academic year

Apply Now - Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (pdf)

Contact Us

Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
gradstudies@maine.edu

Mailing address:
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938