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. The project will begin its third cohort in the summer of 2017. The application deadline for Cohort 3 is April 15, 2017.

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; and
  • Increase interest, engagement, and self-efficacy in mathematics for students and teachers.

Project

The Maine Mathematics Coaching Project will begin its third cohort in the summer of 2017.

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.  Application deadline is April 15, 2017.

Cohort 3 Schedule

As shown on the schedule below, the third cohort will begin in the summer of 2017 and continue through June of 2019.

Summer 2017Instructor and students Ed Center

  • 3 day Summer Institute (involves administrators for some of this time) to establish program goals, provide background, and planning time.
  •  EDU 594 Designing a K-8 Math Coaching Practice

Fall 2017

  • EDU 595 Implementing a K-8 Math Coaching Practice
  • 2 in-district visits from UMF MMCP Coaching Supervisor

Spring 2018

  • 2 in-district visits from UMF MMCP Coaching Supervisor

Summer 2018Instructor and 4 students

  • 2-3 day Summer Institute

Fall 2018

  • EDU 596 Refining a K-8 Math Coaching Practice
  • 2 in-district visits from UMF MMCP Coaching Supervisor

Spring 2019

  • 2 in-district visits from UMF MMCP Coaching Supervisor

Additional in-district consultation services available for continued support by contracting with UMF.

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 $5,000 due before the candidate participates in the program
  • NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics) student membership $55 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