Wyoming offers a plethora of activities: from world-class skiing, hiking and hunting to bird watching. With fewer than six people per square mile, it is the least populous state in the nation. So if you are one of the frontier folk with an independent spirit, Wyoming is a great place to put down roots.
Wyoming is the number one ranked state in the nation for increased average teacher salaries, and if that isn’t enough to peak your interest, then you can consider the additional financial perks of no income tax, low sales tax and a below average cost of living.
Math Teacher Certification in Wyoming
Credentials & Exams
- Testing Requirements: Wyoming requires individuals applying for an initial certificate with endorsements in either elementary education or social studies to pass the relevant Praxis II examinations: Praxis II “Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and/or Praxis II Social Studies: Content Knowledge.
- Initial Teaching Certificate: This first-level teaching certificate is issued to prospective teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and have completed a state approved teacher preparation program.
- Exception Authorization (Alternative): This certificate is issued in “emergency situations” to individuals who have not yet met the requirements for full licensure. This certificate is issued to applicants who have met the requirements for a full Wyoming teaching certificate but have not yet passed the required professional teaching examinations.
- Reciprocity: Teachers who have been issued a valid out-of-state teaching certificate (whose requirements are comparable to those of a Wyoming teacher certificate) may be eligible to take advantage of Wyoming’s reciprocity path to licensure. In general, applicants must graduate from an approved teacher education program, participate in supervised student teaching, pass the requisite professional teacher examinations and must have taught three out of the last six years.
Alternative Certification for Math Teachers
- Wyoming also offers an alternative route to certification through the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching Program. Eligible candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in an area other than education. Click here for more information on NPTT
- Wyoming also participates in the Lewis and Clark Region Troops to Teachers program.
Financial Aid for WY Math Teachers
- UW Department of Mathematics: The University of Wyoming Mathematics Dept. awards scholarships to select students each spring in conjunction with Math Awareness Week.
- Superior Student in Education Scholarship Program: This scholarship program is designed to encourage Wyoming residents with a demonstrated record of high academic achievement to pursue teaching careers.
- Wyoming Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program: This incentivized loan repayment program provides loans to students who agree to stay in Wyoming after graduation and work as teachers.
Salaries for Math Teachers in Wyoming
Below is a table containing 2013 data from the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) showing average annual wages for Wyoming teachers at various grade levels. You can click on the column headers to sort by that column.
The red and green text in the table shows whether the salary is above or below the national average for that grade level.
In terms of annual income, the top grade level & city combos in Wyoming are as follows:
- Secondary School Teachers in Cheyenne, WY: average of $58,040 per year
|Location||Elementary School Teachers||Kindergarten Teachers||Middle School Teachers||Secondary School Teachers|
|Cheyenne, WY||not provided||not provided||not provided||$58,040|
Math Teaching Degrees in Wyoming
Below we've listed all of the Wyoming math teacher education programs in our database. We're constantly scouring the web to find new programs to add, so feel free to check back frequently.
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Fast Facts for Wyoming Math Teachers
Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave. Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Common Core Standards adopted June 2012; implemented 2014-15. Learn more about math standards for Wyoming here.
Math Teacher Jobs
Teacher Shortages in MathWyoming reported teacher shortages in mathematics in 2014-15 in grades 5 through “adult.”
Expenditure per Student: $16,577
Wisconsin’s public K-12 expenditures per student in fall 2012-13 enrollment totaled $16,577, or 149.8% of the national average. (Source: NEA)