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Core Partners

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Logo Link to UWM Home Page University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers 148 different degree programs that serve nearly 26,000 students in the metropolitan area.  The university focuses on approaches to education that are inclusive, multidisciplinary and marked by excellent research and outstanding teaching.  Nearly 20% of these students are enrolled in the teacher education programs of the School of Education. 

Because of UWM’s commitment to urban education, a large portion of these teachers will be employed by another core partner, the Milwaukee Public Schools.  In fact, according to recent data, sixty-five percent of MPS teachers received their degree/certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  UWM’s partnership intent is to reform and redesign the education work at all levels – not only to achieve quality teaching and learning in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), but also to achieve quality, university-wide education of teachers at the UWM, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), and all affiliate institutions of higher education. 


Milwaukee Public Schools Link to UWM Home Page

Link to MPS Home Page Link to MPS Home Page The Milwaukee Public Schools have nearly 100,000 students within 165 schools.  The MMP will serve MPS students and teachers to prepare and succeed in challenging mathematics. 

Currently, MPS student achievement in math is low.  The core goal of the MMP is to improve mathematics achievement in MPS through stronger teaching and learning.  To do this, the MMP will implement several strategies, such as the Comprehensive Mathematics Framework, alignment of high school coursework with college expectations, and increased enrollment and success in challenging mathematics courses, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate mathematics courses, in order to better prepare students to succeed in higher learning institutions.  

MPS will also institute a distributed mathematics leadership model that is centered on school-based professional learning communities through implementation of Math Teacher Leaders, school-based Learning Team, Principal Mathematics Leadership endeavors, and district mathematics leadership.


Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is the largest two-year technical college in the Midwest.The college offers 150 associate degree, technical diploma, and short-term certificate programs.  MATC has a well-earned reputation for excellence in technical education and instructional innovation, and a strong commitment to the community due to the fact that almost 80% of MATC graduates work in the MATC District and 98% are employed in Wisconsin.

MATC and UWM will co-develop core mathematics content courses for prospective PK-8 teachers to improve the mathematical preparation of prospective elementary and early childhood teachers.  MATC will also establish and align a mathematics curriculum strand to 4-year programs to ensure preservice teachers that transfer from a 2- to 4-year institution make a smooth and successful transition.



Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

Link to MTEA Home Page The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association represents teachers, educational assistants, substitute teachers, and school accountants in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). Collectively, the MTEA is a group of over 9500 employees who work directly with the students in the city’s schools; their goal is quality public schools.  MTEA coordinates collaboration around teacher based professional development and support and mobilizes teacher commitment with MPS.


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