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Math and Science Partnership

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program supports improved student achievement in mathematics and science through intense training for classroom teachers through enriched instructional support and intensive, high-quality professional development activities that focus on deepening teachers’ content knowledge.  

This program year targets grades K-8 mathematics teachers in high-need schools. The term “high-need school” refers to
a school meeting at least two of the following criteria: 

  • 40% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch and/or Title I;
  • 40% of the students are low performing on statewide assessments in the area of mathematics; and/or
  • 10% of teachers are not teaching in the academic subjects that they were trained to teach.

Elementary Education and Special Education teachers who complete one of the MSP programs can add the middle-grade, Math Grades 7-8 supplemental endorsement (901 or 905) to their elementary or special education license.

NOTE: The MDE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education under award number S366B150025.

NOTE: The MSP sunset in December 2018.


Map of MSP areas


Alcorn State University
Braves Teachers Mathematics Academy (BTMA)
Dr. Tracy Knight Lackey, Project Director
Walter Washington Administration Building,
Suite 110, Alcorn State, MS 39096
p 601.877.6203 


Delta State University
Delta Math Science Partnership
Kathleen A. Lott, Project Director
P.O. Box 3121, Cleveland, MS 38733
p 662.846.4368


Jackson State University
Mathematics Advancement through Professional Development (MAT-PD)
Dr. Teresa Demeritte, Project Coordinator
1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
p 601.979.2969


Mississippi State University
In-depth Mathematical Practices and Content Teacher Training (IMPACT2)
Re-C Carter, Project Director (
190 Bost North, Bost Extension Building 309C
P.O. Box 9662, MS State, MS 39762
p 662.325.1685 or 662.769.2509 


Mississippi University for Women
Creating High Achievement in Mathematics and Problem Solving (CHAMPS)

Sheila Westbrook, Program Manager
1100 College Street MUW-1635, Columbus, MS  39701
p 662.329.7676


University of Mississippi
Creating Continuity and Connections across Content (C4 Project)
Dr. Julie James, Project Director
1111 Jackson Avenue W, Suite G
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677
p 662.915.6621


Waiver Request Notification:
The Office of Grants Management of the Mississippi Department of Education is formally requesting a waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (Tydings Amendment) to give authority to obligate Math and Science Partnership(MSP) grant funds after September 30, 2018.  We are requesting to waive the period of availability of MSP funds granted in FY16 under section Title II, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.   For more information regarding this waiver and/or a copy of the letter requesting such , please send any comments to


BoNita Harris

State MSP Director

Dr. Nathan Oakley

Chief Academic Officer