Earn endorsement in middle level math through CMSE Middle Math Institutes

The CMSE Middle Math Institutes are open and designed to engage educators in dissecting, understanding, and making connections to the mathematics content taught in grades 6-8. Participants will gain conceptual understanding of the mathematics across all domains taught in the middle grades, learn to make connections to students’ previously learned mathematics skills, and explore strategies to effectively engage students in the mathematics learning process.

The CMSE Middle Math Institutes were designed and proposed to the Mississippi Department of Education to serve as an alternative pathway to obtain a Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement (901). This pathway is available to any educator who holds a valid Mississippi teaching license regardless of current endorsements.

The CMSE will offer a series of four content specific institutes:

  • Expressions, Equations, & Functions (Online Feb. 19-24, 2024; In-person June 10-13, 2024)
  • Number System, Ratios, & Proportions (In-Person June 3-6, 2024; Online fall 2025)
  • Geometry (In-person June 17-20, 2024, Online Sept. 16-Nov. 8, 2024)
  • Statistics & Probability (In-person June 24-27, 2024; Online Feb. 17-April 18, 2025)

This schedule allows for a participant to complete the endorsement requirements in less than one year.

Each institute is designed as a stand-alone course. Those who successfully complete all four content institutes will be eligible to apply for the supplemental endorsement in middle level mathematics (901). Whether you are interested in adding on the endorsement or just want to strengthen your own mathematical content knowledge, these institutes will be valuable learning opportunities for teachers across the state.

Go online for more information: https://cmse.olemiss.edu/middlemathinstitute

Grade Band: 6-8

For more information, please contact the CMSE by calling 662-915-6621 or emailing cmsepd@go.olemiss.edu