CMAST partners with educational organizations to implement a Teacher Leadership model that focuses on transforming math & science education. In this program, CMAST's expert faculty work to train, support, and grow a team of knowledgeable scholar practitioners (teachers) who collaborate and take action to lead the transition to CCSS within their schools and districts.
Teachers who participate in the CMAST program enroll in two certificate courses taken over the span of two years, offered by the LMU Extension Office. Using the Mathematics by Design (MLD) system, these courses focus on improving classroom practice and building leadership using an apprenticeship, experiential, and job embedded professional development model.
Common Core Mathematics Leadership Certificate (CCLX)
The Common Core Mathematics Leadership Certificate (CCLX) addresses the current need in K-12 education for teacher-driven and teacher-led professional development in Common Core Mathematics by giving participants the tools to increase the number of students who are college-ready to successfully pursue a STEM degree.
Common Core Mathematics Coaching Certificate (MCCX)
The Common Core Mathematics Coaching Certificate (MCCX) addresses the current need in K-12 education for professional development in teacher leadership by giving participants the tools to coach and teach their adult colleagues and share instructional leadership with their site administration; thereby driving organizational change from within the organization.