The Vermont Mathematics Initiative

Supporting excellence in mathematics teaching & learning in classrooms, schools and districts.

Our Initiatives

The Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI) is dedicated to improving mathematics teaching and learning through a variety of initiatives. 

These include:

  • The VMI Masters Program –  a comprehensive program dedicated to building systemic capacity by training current and aspiring K-8 mathematics teacher leaders.
  • Outreach and contribution to statewide initiatives in Vermont.
  • Targeted mathematics education support to schools and districts
  • A variety of recertification courses designed specifically for mathematics teachers


Partnering with teachers, schools, districts, state organizations, and institutions of higher learning to support deep mathematics learning for all students.


Participants learn from mathematicians representing Northern Vermont University, St. Michael’s College, University of Vermont, Westport St. and, Middlebury College.

Math Educators

VMI award winning mathematics educators have decades of experience working in all areas of mathematics education.

Honoring Traditions

VMI is celebrating its 20th year and continues the traditions established by its founders of providing comprehensive professional development in mathematics with the overarching goal of systemic improvement in mathematics teaching and learning.

What We Do

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The VMI Masters Program

A comprehensive 3-year masters program focusing on effective mathematics instruction for all students, mathematics content, teacher leadership, and mathematics education research.

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Courses and Programs

Courses designed for mathematics teachers addressing a variety of mathematical content and instructional topics.

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School and District Support

Working with schools and districts to design math PD experiences for teachers and leaders and support systemic change. 


  • “After twenty eight years of teaching, VMI is without a doubt the single most important experience in my professional life….a truly unique opportunity for teachers to strengthen their abilities to teach mathematics.”

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    - Grade 6 Math/Science Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools

  • “Being part of VMI has been a life-changing experience and I will definitely take all that I
    learned and apply it to my teaching.” 

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    - Member of the 2016 Cohort

Get In Touch

Since its inception in 1999, the VMI has been dedicated to improving student learning in mathematics for all students and to building leadership capacity in Vermont Schools. Interested in learning more about our Masters Program or the other services we provide to mathematics educators and leaders? Send us a message by clicking below!