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Mathematics Education  Graduate Courses

Dept Prefix CRS#  Title                                                 Credit Hours


MTH MAE 6115 Current Trends in Elem. Mathematics Ed. (3)

ED EDE PR: MAE 4310 or equiv. Philosophy, content, and process of mathematics instruction in elementary school programs.

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MTH MAE 6134 Current Trends in MS Math Ed. (3)

This course examines current trends and issues in middle grades mathematics. Its major focus is to familiarize teachers with developments in this rapidly changing field, with particular attention given to curriculum issues at this level and to issues arising from state, national, and international assessments. This course is required in the MAT in Middle Grades Mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT program in middle grades mathematics or CI and MAE 6356.

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MTH MAE 6136 Current Trends in Secondary Mathematics Ed. (3)

ED EDO PR: MAE 4330 or DPR. Curricular patterns and instructional practices in secondary mathematics.

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MTH MAE 6137 Probability and Statistics (3)

This course examines in depth topics from probability and statistics appropriate for middle grades mathematics teachers, including historical connections. Topics studied include data collection and display, measures of central tendency and variability, use of tree diagrams to find probabilities, independent and dependent events, combinations and permutations, and sampling procedures. Teachers experience instructional approaches appropriate for use in middle grades classrooms. This course is required in the MAT in Middle Grades Mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT program in middle grades mathematics or CI.

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MTH MAE 6166 Communication Skills (3)

This course examines issues related to communicating in mathematics, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It satisfies the reading in the content area mandate for certification. Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate initial certification program in mathematics education or CI.

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MTH MAE 6332 Advanced Topics (3)

This course examines in depth advanced functions topics, basic concepts of trigonometry, and the foundations of calculus. Topics studied include functions (specifically logarithmic, trigonometric, and rational), sequences and series, rates of change, tangents, derivatives, integrals, and applications of the derivative and integral. Teachers experience instructional approaches appropriate for use in middle grades classrooms and consider the connections of this content to the middle grades curriculum. This course is required in the MAT in Middle Grades Mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT program in middle grades mathematics or CI and Algebra for Middle Grades Teachers, Geometry and Measurement for Middle Grades Teachers, Probability and Statistics for Middle Grades Teachers, and Number Theory for Middle Grades Teachers.

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MAE 6336 Topics in Calculus

This course examines issues related to teaching calculus in secondary schools. Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in mathematics education or CI.

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MAE 6362 HS Methods

The course is designed to prepare teachers for a successful induction to teaching mathematics in the high schools of today. It is designed to help bridge the perceived gap between theory and practice.

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MAE 6899 Seminar

This seminar accompanies the graduate internship in mathematics education and provides teacher candidates an opportunity to interact with peers and university faculty regarding classroom experiences. The seminar provides a support network to discuss concerns, share experiences, and assist interns in the process of becoming a mathematics teacher. Co-requisite with MAE 6947.

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MAE 6137 Probability and Statistics

This course examines issues related to teaching probability and statistics in secondary schools. Prerequisite: Admission to a program in mathematics education or CI.

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MTH MAE 6334 Geometry and Measurement for Middle Grades Teachers (3)

This course examines in depth geometry content appropriate for middle grades mathematics teachers, including the use of technology to study geometry and historical connections to geometry. Topics studied include fundamentals of geometry, two- and three-dimensional figures, transformations and isometries, basic measurement properties of perimeter, area, and volume. Teachers experience instructional approaches appropriate for use in middle grades classrooms. This course is required in the MAT in Middle Grades Mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT program in middle grades mathematics or CI.

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MTH MAE 6325 Number Theory for Middle School Teachers (3)

This course examines in depth number theory concepts appropriate for middle grades mathematics teachers, including historical connections. Topics studied include integers, factors, primes, composites, congruence, figurate numbers, and rational numbers. Teachers experience instructional approaches appropriate for use in middle grades classrooms. This course is required in the MAT in Middle Grades Mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT program in middle grades mathematics or CI.

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MAE 6337 Topics in Teaching Algebra (1-4)

ED EDO
PR: Undergraduate degree in mathematics or certification in
secondary school mathematics. Topics in algebra, philosophy, new trends, and methods of teaching secondary school algebra.
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MAE 6338 Topics in Teaching Geometry (1-4)

ED EDO PR: Undergraduate degree in mathematics or certification in
secondary school mathematics. Topics in geometry, philosophy, new trends, and methods of teaching secondary school geometry.

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MAE 6356 Teaching of Pre- Secondary School Mathematics (3)

ED EDO PR: 12 hours of mathematics. DPR. Development of trategies and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills appropriate to pre-secondary school years.

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MAE 6899 Internship Seminar in Mathematics Education (3)

This seminar accompanies the graduate internship in mathematics education and provides teacher candidates an opportunity to interact with peers and university faculty regarding classroom experiences. The seminar provides a support network to discuss concerns, share experiences, and assist interns in the process of becoming a mathematics teacher. Co-requisite with MAE 6947.

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MAE 6906 Independent Study in Mathematics Education (1-6)

ED EDO This course permits a student to explore a topic of
interest in depth under the direction and supervision of a faculty member


MAE 6945 – (3) Practicum in Mathematics Education

MAE 6947 Internship (6) ED EDI PR: CI.
Provides students with an extended school-based experience, under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor, for a full semester at or near the end of their graduate program. Open to graduate degree candidates only. S/U (PR: CI)

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MAE 6971 Thesis: Masters/Educational Specialist (2-19)ED EDO S/U.

MAE 7138 Assessment Issues in Mathematics Education

This course discusses a broad range of issues related to assessment in mathematics education at all levels, including state, national, and international assessments in mathematics. In addition, issues related to rubrics and alternative assessments as they particularly relate to mathematics are discussed from curricular and research perspectives. Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. Program with emphasis in Mathematics Education or CI.

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MAE 7146 CURRICULUM HISTORY AND RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

This course surveys curriculum history in mathematics education, discusses current research on mathematics education curricula, and explores issues related to conducting research on curriculum in this field. Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. Program with emphasis in Mathematics Education or CI.

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MAE 7655  RESEARCH ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

This course focuses on issues surrounding the use of technology in mathematics education.   It includes an examination of perspectives and research about technology in mathematics education and the implications for technology instruction in school mathematics programs. More specifically, this course examines the characteristics of technology in mathematics education and its impact on mathematics curricula, learning, instruction, and teacher preparation.   Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. Program with emphasis in Mathematics Education or CI.

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MAE 7794 Preparing Mathematics Teachers (k-12)

This course focuses on analyzing and examining the research in mathematics teaching and teacher education. Course participants will consider the various ways of studying the teaching of mathematics and analyze what has been learned from the study of teaching. Participants will analyze research and identify issues related to the initial preparation of teachers of mathematics and to the professional development of practicing teachers of mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. Program with emphasis in Mathematics Education or CI.

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MAE 7796 RESEARCH ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (3)
This course focuses on the analysis of current research in mathematics education and its implications for instruction in school mathematics programs. More specifically, the course examines the characteristics of research in mathematics education and its impact on mathematics curricula, learning, and instruction. Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. program with emphasis in Mathematics Education or CI.

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MAE 7910 Directed Research in Mathematics Education (1-19)

ED EDO PR: CI. This course permits a doctoral student to conduct
advanced research and to pursue specific areas of interest with a faculty member as supervisor. A contract is required with the faculty member. S/U.

MAE 7945 PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (taken twice) This practicum provides doctoral students in mathematics education an opportunity to engage in professional experiences in teaching or research that are individualized to meet future academic needs and goals. Prerequisite: Admission

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MAE 7980 Dissertation (2-30)

ED EDO PR: Admission to Candidacy.

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