Memphis Educators for Mathematical Excellence - (ME)2
The Memphis Educators for Mathematical Excellence (ME)2 graduate certificate program is a strategically sequenced course of study for teachers. The program is designed to deepen mathematical content knowledge through the explicit study of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge. (ME)2 teachers take intensive in-person courses as a cohort to strengthen and enhance the implementation of conceptually-based mathematics, resulting in more effective classroom teaching and increased student learning. Upon earning the graduate certificate, teachers may continue the course of study to earn a Master of Science degree.
(ME)2 Cohort Testimonials
"This program will be beneficial to any elementary teacher that teaches math or to
any educator who leads professional development regarding math. Although gaining a
better understanding of Eureka MathTM is a bonus, I have truly gained a better understanding of math in general and could
apply the concepts I've learned to any curriculum. I have been taught math differently
than I was ever taught and feel equipped to teach math to twenty-first century learners.
I have also been able to collaborate with cohorts who teach all grades K-5. Thus,
I have been able to piece together what math truly looks like across a child's entire
- Rebekah E., 5th Grade Teacher
"I've learned not to focus on the right or wrong answers, but to focus on students'
thinking and reasoning. I've learned ways to better foster student learning. I've
learned to invite math into the classroom and make it more comfortable for students.
My classroom will be more student-centered. There will be more student talk and less
- Tasha S., 2nd Grade Teacher
"The benefits [of the program] are the following: collaboration with teachers in the
district, cohort of teachers who teach using the same curriculum, shared ideas, realistic
and applicable information, and obtaining the degree within a year."
- Sydney S., 5th Grade Teacher
"The skills I have learned will help me in the classroom because I will know exactly
what is needed to benefit the students who I serve. I can also use these skills to
pass on the knowledge to others within my building and across the district that I
encounter. [. . .] I have learned a plethora of information not only regarding implementation,
but also some real-world scenarios that I can immediately implement in August."
- Starkisha J., 4th Grade Teacher
"I am very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this program. Being from Memphis,
I haven't really seen [another] partnership that has been intentional about supporting
teachers in curriculum changes. I think this program will encourage new teachers to
teach in SCS rather than going elsewhere."
- Lauren H., 2nd Grade Teacher