The Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA)
Since 2012 NMC has partnered with the Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA), a teacher professional development program sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to help improve math and science education in New Mexico K-12 schools. The partnership with MSA has the potential to expand the impact of NMC research programs into NM elementary and secondary schools, and to strengthen the relationship between MSA and the New Mexico Universities.
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 is a comprehensive teacher professional development program that consists of a three-year commitment by teachers to complete over 130 hours of training each year. The MSA has worked extensively with the Chama, Mora, 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.