Now Serving All of Arizona!!


The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) has provided excellent professional development opportunities for teachers in Southern Arizona for nearly 20 years. With this new partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, we will now be able to offer our services state-wide in support of our mission to ensure that every student has a highly qualified mathematics teacher.  

This partnership will allow us to provide free online and hybrid training opportunities to all K-12 Arizona teachers of Mathematics. Free workshops will be designed to deepen teachers' mathematical understanding, promote hands-on, student-centered lessons, examine alternative ways to present particular topics, including using technology, develop effective pedagogical practices, and model effective teaching.

The Center will also host the annual Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) for K-12 educators in January.

You can find a news story about the partnership at KOLD: 




The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) at the University of Arizona was created in August 2001 to address the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels. Its goals are to retain mathematics teachers currently in the field and to attract mathematically talented college students to the teaching profession. Towards this end the Center coordinates several projects, including a New Teacher Induction Program, a Tutor Scholar Program to attract college students into mathematics education, teacher workshops, and an annual Mathematics Educators Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) for teachers, grades preK-14. These and other projects are described in the pages linked in the menu above.

The CRR partners with the Secondary Mathematics Education Program to engage Mathematics Majors in programs that provide valuable experiences in the classroom. The Secondary Mathematics Education Program has internships and scholarships for interested students.