Do you or someone you know love science and working with K-12 students? You may be the perfect fit for our Mobile Planetarium Facilitator role! Click below to learn more and let us know you are interested.

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Our Professional Learning Division offers professional development through a variety of mediums including conferences, online classes, and onsite workshops.

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Make It Mississippi Summer Leadership Program for Educators

Audience: 8th-12th Grade Math, Science, and Technology Teachers, CTE Instructors, STEM Educators, and more!

Dates: June 14 - 16, 2023, OR June 21 - 23, 2023

Location: The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2023

Cost: $150.00

CEUs: Registered participants will be eligible for CEUs if they attend all three days of the Summer Leadership Program for Educators. CEUs cannot be prorated. There is a fee of $15 for CEUs.

Overnight accommodations are available upon request

Middle Math Institutes

Earn a Supplemental Endorsement in Middle-Level Mathematics!

All four institutes are required to be eligible for the Middle-Level Mathematics Endorsement (Endorsement Code - 901)

Online: September 11 - November 3, 2023

In Person: June 5 - 8, 2023

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Online: September 16 - November 8, 2024

In Person: June 19 - 22, 2023

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Online: Spring 2025

In Person:

March 24 - 25, 2023 &

March 31 - April 1, 2023


June 12 - 15, 2023

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Online: February 13 - April 7, 2023

In Person: June 26 - 29, 2023

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CMSE Graduate Research Fellowship

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) at the University of Mississippi seeks to improve the quality of mathematics and science education in Mississippi by promoting an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  To achieve this mission, the CMSE works closely with students, current teachers and administrators, and those involved in preparing teachers for the future. 

Additionally, the CMSE offers graduate fellowships to students pursuing a masters or doctorate in mathematics education, science education, or elementary education (with an emphasis in math or science). These are competitive fellowships in which professionals with exemplary skills as a mathematics or science teacher and a passion for teaching and learning are recruited. Those who possess a desire to see students succeed and an excitement about teaching mathematics and/or science can be infectious. These are the qualities that the CMSE looks for when recruiting fellows. 


The CMSE Graduate Research Fellowship provides:

  • Professional learning community;
  • Full-time graduate tuition to the University of Mississippi;
  • Competitive stipend of $20,000 over 12 months with health insurance options;
  • Travel budget to attend state, regional, and/or national conferences;
  • Professional library; and
  • Access to CMSE resources.

These benefits are valued at approximately $32,200 each year.


To be eligible for a CMSE Graduate Research Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen and
  • Enroll full-time (at least 9 hours) in a Masters, Ph.D. or Ed.D program in mathematics education, science education, elementary education (with an emphasis in math or science) at the University of Mississippi, Oxford campus.

Visit our website for more information and to access the fellowship application. Deadline to apply is March 15.

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Our K-12 STEM Experiences Division strives to provide teachers with research-based, accessible STEM activities for students in kindergarten all the way through twelfth grade.

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Make it Mississippi Summer Leadership Program for Students

Audience: Rising High School Juniors and Seniors

Date: June 11 - 14, 2023 or June 18 - 21, 2023

Times: Participants will be housed on the University of Mississippi campus and will participate in various activities during the daytime.

Location: Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi

Application Deadline: March 20, 2023

Cost: $150 (Students eligible for free/reduced lunch will pay a registration fee of $50)

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Nanobiotech STEM Excursion

Audience: 7th - 12th Grade

What's Included:

  • Biomedical engineering lab tours and hands-on demonstrations
  • Campus tour
  • $100 Teacher Stipend
  • $100 Travel Reimbursement
  • $100 Substitute Reimbursement
  • Lunch on the Ole Miss campus for teachers and students

When filling out the STEM Excursion form, please indicate your interest in the Nanobiotech Excursion option under the STEM Excursion Opportunities.

This opportunity is made possible by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2141666 and, therefore, requires no cost for schools to participate.

2022-2023 FIRST® Tech Challenge Robotics Program

For questions, please contact FTC Program Manager,

Mannie Lowe at

Learn more about the Mississippi FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Program
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The Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi is seeking a Professional Development Coordinator. We are looking for an organized, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable educator who will plan, organize, and deliver professional learning opportunities for K-12 mathematics and/or science teachers aligned with the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards. If you are interested in joining the CMSE, please apply.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

International Particle Physics Masterclass

High school teachers are welcome and encouraged to bring their class to the University of Mississippi campus for an international particle physics masterclass on March 24, 2023! Students will become “scientists for a day”, learn about the fundamental particles that make up all matter in the universe, and perform hands-on activities with real data collected at a world-leading experiment. At the end of the day, they will join a video conference with groups joining similar masterclasses around the US and beyond! No background in physics is required. Come join the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy for an afternoon of exploration and fun!

For more information, contact Jake Bennett at

Gravitational Waves Summer Workshop

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi is hosting a summer workshop on gravitational waves (GW) for high school and college students. In this workshop, the students will learn about GW detection, data analysis with Python, black holes, and neutron stars. The workshop will be held on May 31-June 2, 2023 at the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi.

Registration is free and will be first come, first serve, with a deadline of May 15. Computers will be provided for the workshop but students are free to use their own laptops.

Questions? Contact Dr. Anuradha Gupta at

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