The Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA)

The Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA) program was started by LANL in cooperation with its multiple NNM private and government sector partners and participating school districts with the goal of improving student learning in Northern New Mexico. The MSA provides comprehensive, research-based professional development for whole school teams of teachers and principals to significantly increase mathematics and science teaching capability and effectiveness. The NMC has given operational support to the Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA) since 2012.

The MSA is a comprehensive teacher professional development program that consists of a three-year commitment by teachers to complete over 200 hours of training each year. The MSA has worked extensively with the Chama, Taos, Pojoaque and Espanola school districts, graduating more than 300 educators from its three-year professional development program, positively affecting over 6,000 K-12 students. The Math and Science Academy was created to address the fact that northern New Mexico K-12 students historically lag behind their national peers in math and science proficiency scores.  

The MSA program is an ongoing, year-round event which gives stipends to teachers in these four NNM communities. To learn more about this program and how to apply click here

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