Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies 

UMF is pleased to continue the sponsorship of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project. In July of 2015 UMF began piloting the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project. This project is designed to support PreK-8 teachers transitioning to the role of elementary mathematics coach. 

Program Goals

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

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

Project

The Maine Mathematics Coaching Project began its fourth cohort in the summer of 2018.

1. District Leadership is responsible for the following:

  • Contact and meet with Director of Educational Outreach, Sandra MacArthur (778-7186)
  • Identify coaching candidate to participate in the two year project
  • Complete, sign and return the MMCP Assurances

2. Coaching candidate submits the MMCP Application.  See instructions here.

Cohort 5

Information about Cohort 5 coming soon.

Visit the Cohort 4 page to see the typical project schedule.

Coursework

The K-8 MMCP program requires the completion of 3 graduate level courses

  • 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)

Course descriptions can be found here.

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.

Program Costs

District must ensure 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
  • NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics) student membership – $55 per year or NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) student membership – $94 per year
  • Lodging/transportation costs
  • Mobil 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