The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) is located at the University of Mississippi. The CMSE seeks to improve mathematics and science education in Mississippi by fostering interaction between academic and K-12 education communities, supporting the implementation of research-based methods in the classroom and promoting interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This mission is achieved by the work of our direct impact divisions:
The ongoing work of CMSE contributes to the overall economic advancement of the state of Mississippi through helping to improve the number and quality of:
- students entering STEM fields in Mississippi,
- new elementary education teachers who will enter the classroom with a heightened understanding of mathematics and the ability to effectively communicate it to students,
- in-service teachers who understand and can effectively teach mathematics and science, and
- graduate students who receive Ph.D.’s in mathematics or science education with a commitment to staying in this state and promoting improvements in teacher preparation and performance.
Achieving these goals will result in a larger workforce that has the high-tech skills needed by current businesses in this state and to attract future corporate ventures.