The Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. The Connecticut MSP program supports mutually-beneficial partnerships among school districts, STEM and Education faculty to design and deliver sustained, content-focused professional development for K-12 teachers of mathematics and science. The goals of the MSP program are to:
- improve teachers’ understanding of standards-based mathematics and science content and processes;
- strengthen teachers’ ability to use content-specific pedagogy; and
- raise student achievement, especially within high-need populations.
The MSP Program seeks to promote institutional change in school districts and at universities. Partners should be committed to experimenting with innovative, research-based approaches to enhancing teaching practices with a vision toward incorporating these models into the universities’ and districts’ long-term improvement plan.
MSP Program Information
- U.S. Department of Education MSP Program Description
- U.S. Department of Education MSP Project Database