Mathematics Education

Courses

MTED 500 Learning and Teaching Number and Operation 3.0 Credits

Course focus is on the key ideas of number and operation and support students in developing a coherent understanding of both our number system and the structural similarities between it and the computation, arithmetic, algebra, and problem solving that appear throughout the school mathematics curriculum.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 501 Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning 3.0 Credits

This course is about learning and teaching algebra, focusing on patterns, functions and graphs, proportionality, and algebraic connections. Participants will collaboratively explore open-ended problems, discussing, evaluating, revising, and analyzing others' solutions. This is the first course in a sequence to prepare teachers for implementing student-centered, content-based and technology-enhanced instruction.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 502 Geometry & Spatial Reasoning 3.0 Credits

This course is about learning and teaching geometry, focusing on characteristics of shapes, representational systems, geometric modeling, and proof. Participants will collaboratively explore open-ended geometric problems, discussing, evaluating, revising, and analyzing others solutions. This is the second of three introductory courses that prepare teachers to enact student-centered learning and teaching.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 503 Data Analysis and Probabilistic & Statistical Reasoning 3.0 Credits

This course is about learning and teaching data analysis and probabilistic and statistical reasoning, focusing on representation of data, measures of center and spread, inferential statistics, proportionality and probability, and introductory statistical analysis. Participants will discuss, evaluate, revise and analyze solutions and methods. This is the third of a 3-course sequence.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.

MTED 511 Functions through the Curriculum 3.0 Credits

This course will consist of an extended analysis of the conception of function, including its historical development. Participants will gain personal experience in thinking of function as a unifying idea on mathematics as well as with conceptual instructional materials.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 517 Mathematics Methods and Content (PreK-4) 3.0 Credits

Candidates will develop an in-depth understanding of how to effectively deliver standards-aligned academic math content based on age appropriate understanding and individual and group needs, including an appreciation and respect for the individual differences and unique needs of all children in the PK-4 setting. This course requires field experience hours to be completed outside of regular class meetings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDUC 521 [Min Grade: C]

MTED 518 Advanced Mathematics Methods and Content (PreK-4) 3.0 Credits

This course provides teacher candidates with an advanced perspective on the learning and teaching of mathematics to elementary school students and includes a combination of readings and analysis of current research and activities that integrate mathematical content and pedagogy. This course is designed to support teachers’ understandings of PreK-4 mathematics as well as the way that this content serves as the foundation for advanced elementary and middle school mathematics.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MTED 517 [Min Grade: B]

MTED 519 Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3.0 Credits

The course focuses on major issues in learning and teaching mathematics in the secondary classroom. Topics will include instructional practices, learning theories, assessment and current research in math. This course also includes multimedia and field-based experiences.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 528 Cultural and Historical Significance of Mathematics 3.0 Credits

The course explores how mathematics reflects and influences the ideas and movements in culture, history, biography and philosophy. An emphasis on teaching methods is integrated throughout the course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 551 Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation of Problems-based Instruction 3.0 Credits

This course will enhance teachers' understanding of the Common Core State Standards' Mathematical Practices and the role of problem solving in addressing them. The goal is to develop participants' ability to support approaches that maximize problem-solving discussions in the classroom and strengthen their students' ability to practice perseverance.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 601 Diagnosing Student Mathematical Thinking 3.0 Credits

This course is about student-centered learning and teaching of mathematics. This goal is to develop participants' expertise in analyzing student work, understanding student thinking, and using that understanding to guide subsequent interactions and interventions with the student.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.

MTED 611 Virtual Field Experience I - Online Mentoring 1.5 Credit

This course utilizes the Math Forum's online learning environment to provide teachers with opportunities to engage with students, diagnose student understandings, and implement appropriate instructional responses. Key to this course is virtual one-on-one interactions and an opportunity to reflect on these interactions. This is the first of a 2-course sequence.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.
Prerequisites: MTED 601 [Min Grade: C]

MTED 612 Virtual Field Experience II - Online Mentoring 1.5 Credit

This course utilizes the Math Forum's online learning environment to provide teachers with opportunities to engage with students, diagnose student understandings, and implement appropriate instructional responses. Key to this course is continued virtual interactions and an opportunity to reflect on these4 interactions. This is the second of a 2-course sequence.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.
Prerequisites: MTED 611 [Min Grade: C]

MTED 621 Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis I 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on teachers identifying critical areas from their colleagues' classrooms that are in need of improvement and designing and implementing a substantive, outcome-driven response. The course will involve intensive analysis of curricular goals, intended student outcomes, lesson planning and classroom-based "action research".

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.
Prerequisites: MTED 601 [Min Grade: C]

MTED 622 Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis II 3.0 Credits

This course is the second of two courses designed to help teachers identify critical areas from their colleagues' classrooms that are in need of improvement and designing and implementing an appropriate response. The course will involve similar tasks and assignments as MDED 621 but will differ in curricular focus.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.
Prerequisites: MTED 621 [Min Grade: C]

MTED 642 Mathematics Coaching and Leadership 3.0 Credits

This course explores the attributes of effective mathematics coaching. The goal is to develop candidates’ understanding and expertise of the structure, skills, core concepts, facts, methods of inquiry and application of technology required to build and sustain a successful mathematics coaching practice within their chosen specialization (preK-12, pre-K-8 or 6-12).

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MTED 621 [Min Grade: B]
Corequisite: MTED 643

MTED 643 Practicum in Mathematics Coaching and Leadership 2.0 Credits

This course offers teachers the opportunity to engage in a wide range of practical experiences in authentic educational settings and connect their coaching knowledge with practical issues in real school contexts. As the term develops, participant’s required exposure to learning situations and school settings under the guidance of program faculty and trained mentors will increase significantly. There is a substantial field experience component in this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MTED 621 [Min Grade: B]
Corequisite: MTED 642

MTED 651 Problem Solving Strategies 3.0 Credits

Course focus is on supporting the development of mathematical approaches to problems that allow students to productively engage with and reason through a wide variety of mathematical tasks. Students will develop high levels of competence and sophistication with a wide range of mathematical approaches, including guess and check, consider a simpler problem, analyze in terms of parity, case analysis, etc.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MTED 661 Teach Math Geometer Sketchpad 3.0 Credits

Course explores how the teaching and learning of math in grades 6 through calculus is enhanced by appropriate use of dynamic mathematics software such as Sketchpad. Course activities will include constructing sketches from scratch and using existing activities and highly-authored sketches to cover topics in middle school, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. Sketchpad topics such as animation, action buttons, presentation sketches, custom tools, etc. will also be covered.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT or major is TLC.

MTED 662 Teaching Calculus with Geometer's Sketchpad 3.0 Credits

This course explores teaching the fundamental ideas of calculus, including limits, derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals through the use of dynamic geometry software. While the course will cover a variety of calculus content, it is not a calculus course. This course is designed to enrich students' understanding of calculus ideas, to corroboratively explore these ideas with colleagues, and to engage in professional conversations about the implications of these experiences and technologies on the teaching of the ideas of calculus at the middle and secondary levels.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT or major is TLC.

MTED 690 Current Research in Mathematics Learning & Teaching 3.0 Credits

This capstone course for the Master of Science program in Mathematics Learning and Teaching will provide students with an introduction to research in mathematics education. Participants will read, analyze, and synthesize seminal research articles in mathematics education and create a proposal for a future classroom-based research project.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MLAT.

MTED 775 Special Topics in Mathematics Education 3.0 Credits

Covers various topics of particular interest to mathematics teachers and education students.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

MTED I599 Independent Study in MTED 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED I699 Independent Study in MTED 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED I799 Independent Study in MTED 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED I899 Independent Study in MTED 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED I999 Independent Study in MTED 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED T580 Special topics in MTED 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED T680 Special topics in MTED 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED T780 Special topics in MTED 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED T880 Special topics in MTED 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MTED T980 Special topics in MTED 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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