Courses/Syllabi
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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. Corequisite with MAE 6947.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
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 threedimensional
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
MAE 6337
Topics in Teaching Algebra (14)
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.
Syllabus
MAE 6338 Topics in Teaching Geometry (14)
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.
Syllabus
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
presecondary school years.
Syllabus
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. Corequisite with MAE 6947.
Syllabus
MAE 6906 Independent Study in Mathematics Education
(16)
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 schoolbased 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)
Syllabus
MAE 6971 Thesis: Masters/Educational Specialist (219)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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
MAE
7655 RESEARCH ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
This course focuses on
issues surrounding the use of technology in mathematics education.
Â 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. Â
Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. Program with emphasis in
Mathematics Education or CI.
Syllabus
MAE 7794 Preparing
Mathematics Teachers (k12)
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.
Syllabus
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.
Syllabus
MAE 7910 Directed Research in Mathematics Education
(119)
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
Syllabus
MAE 7980 Dissertation (230)
ED EDO PR: Admission
to Candidacy.
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