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We are still accepting applications for the program.  Classes begin June 10.

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About the Teacher Leadership Program

TLP LogoThe Mathematics Teacher Leadership Program (TLP) is graduate-level coursework designed to offer math teacher leaders and experienced teachers with strong math content and pedagogical knowledge the opportunity to learn, develop, and implement leadership skills related to the improvement of the teaching and learning of K-12 mathematics.

The TLP is offered jointly by the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and the University of Wyoming (UW) under the umbrella of the Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center (TLC) and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The TLP offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Become part of a regional teacher leadership cadre to improve teacher practice and student mathematics achievement.
  • Build upon their experience to pursue their personal mathematics leadership goals.
  • Engage in teacher leader internships with the support of university staff and K-12 teacher leaders.
  • Learn about mentoring mathematics teachers, designing and conducting professional  development, evaluating curriculum, conducting teacher research, analyzing and interpreting data, and motivating and sustaining change.

In Brief

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Program Goals

As a result of participating in the teacher leadership program, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the nature of teacher leadership in mathematics education and develop their leadership skills
  • Develop their knowledge and skills for working with other teachers to support effective mathematics teaching
  • Analyze and consider the implications of the interactions among mathematics, culture, teaching and learning
  • Deepen their mathematics knowledge for teaching

Program Structure & Support

The program is offered face-to-face during the summer and face-to-face and online during the academic year.  The summer courses consist of two residential 1-week seminars, both held at UNC.  Each fall and spring semester, one online course and one weekend retreat are offered. The weekend retreat begins Friday morning and ends at noon on Sunday.  The weekend retreats will take place in Colorado.

Summer Only Participation. If you are interested in only participating this summer, please contact Jodie Novak ( for more information about this option.

» See Support for Participants for tuition stipends, housing, and technology funding details.

Teacher Leadership Program Participants

A total of 33 teachers have enrolled in Cohorts 1 & 2 of the Math TLC Teacher Leadership Program to date. The teacher-leaders began classes in Summer 2010.

Program Structure for 2013-2014


Summer Session 1

Summer Session 2

Fall Online Course

Fall Weekend Retreat

Spring Online Course

Spring Weekend Retreat


2 credits

2 credits

3 credits

1 credit

3 credits

1 credit


Jun 10-14

Jul 15-19

Aug 26-Dec 13

Oct 11-13

Jan 13-May 9

Feb 21-23

Program Curriculum

The summer seminars are designed to develop knowledge math teacher leaders need to be successful, including an understanding of theory and research about math teaching and learning, cultural competence for teaching, and adult learning. The purpose of the online courses and weekend retreats is to develop mathematics-centered teacher leadership skills. A practicum component assists participants in developing their individual leadership and provides opportunities to practice leadership with a supervisor.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Certified teacher currently teaching or in a teacher leadership position in any Wyoming or Colorado school district.
  • At least 5 years mathematics teaching experience.
  • Master’s degree in Mathematics or Math Education or equivalent experience.

If you have questions about your eligibility, email Jodie Novak at See the Application Information Pages for details about applying to the TLP.