Preparing Math Leaders, Mentors and Master Teachers

Started in 2019, the North Carolina High School Mathematics Master Teacher Fellows Program is preparing a select group of 19 high school mathematics teachers in seven high-needs school districts in North Carolina. Through this five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation, we are helping these teachers advance their knowledge in math and math teaching, become a reflective practitioner, and prepare to lead at the school or district level.

Meet Our Master Teaching Fellows

The goal of the program is to prepare high school mathematics teachers to be leaders and mentors in their schools and districts and within the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Karen Hollebrands, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Principal Investigator

Program Description

The 19 Master Teaching Fellows will develop a mastery of math and math education through:

  • Completing an online graduate certificate program in mathematics teaching and learning or a master’s program
  • Attending a week-long summer professional development institute each year
  • Working collaboratively to apply for National Board Certification
  • Completing an online mentor training program
  • Attending and present at mathematics teaching conferences
  • Assuming leadership roles in your school or district


We are currently in Year 2 of our program. Our 19 Master Teaching Fellows have all graduated with their Master’s degree in STEM Education – Mathematics Education or with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Mathematics.