Affiliated Programs

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NM Public Education Department – The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), is one of our funding agencies. MC² works closely with the state PED to ensure NM teacher receive quality professional development.


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NM PED K-3 Plus – The purpose of K-3 Plus is to demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between at-risk students and other students, increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants.


Change the Equation

Change the Equation – Change the Equation is a coalition of corporate members leading a movement to ensure that every young person in the U.S. is STEM literate through high-quality STEM experiences that spark a lifelong love of learning.  MC² is listed as a Promising Program in Change the Equation’s STEMworks database of effective STEM learning programs.


CORE-RDA Collaborating for Outstanding Readiness in Education (CORE) is a team of dedicated educators which include National Board Certified Teachers, Instructional Specialists, and award-winning administrators. CORE serves educators throughout New Mexico by providing on-site professional learning in reading and math. CORE collaborates with educators to improve classroom instruction in reading, writing, math, and positive behavior interventions for all students, with an emphasis on students with Special Education needs. CORE supports principals in strengthening their instructional leadership in order to achieve greater outcomes for students, especially those in the lowest quartile of academic achievement.


mathsnacksMath Snacks – Smart educational animations, games, and interactive tools that help learners better understand math concepts.  NMSU Media Productions partners with research groups, faculty, and national and international programs to create educational media in various disciplines.


STEM logoSTEM Outreach Center – State-wide resources for STEM learning creating the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Programs include Scientifically-Connected Communities  (SC²) which provides teacher and district professional learning across the state of New Mexico and Century 21, a 12 million dollar grant for after-school and informal STEM education in over 44 schools. STEM after-school programs include SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy), DiMA (Digital Media Academy), COUNT (Creating Opportunities Using Numerical Thinking), Readers Theater, and others!


SOAR Lab/Alliance Research support for outreach programs (MC², SC², CORE, Innoventure, Project GUTS, and NM PRE-Engineering) opportunities to connect with schools and districts, development of grants, research designs, research instruments, connections to projects across campus and paid and credit-based research internships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Also included is the high school teacher recruitment program, Educators Rising.