This course will require graduate students to complete applied professional experiences in Mathematics Education. The applied professional experience is a synthesis of concepts, skills,and competencies learned throughout the master’s in mathematics education.
1) Identify factors in the setting(s) that limit the effectiveness of teachers’ plans for instruction, classroom management, and teacher-parent involvement in their children’s learning of mathematics.
2) Evaluate suggestions for improvement in the areas of curriculum planning, instruction,assessment, behavior management, parent-teacher-community involvement, and teachers’ professional development.
3) Demonstrate the ability to either teach a Math unit that follows the requirements of local, regional and national mathematics standards or complete a capstone project.
4) Create a personal philosophy of mathematics education that encompasses your beliefs and perspectives on several issues: teaching for robust understanding,cognitive demand, technology,equitable access to content, agency, ownership, and identity.