Mathematics Education

  • SED ME 200: Introduction to Mathematics Education
    This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of mathematics education, focusing primarily on the nature of mathematics teaching and learning and the current landscape of the profession of mathematics teaching. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 201: Methods for Tutoring Math Students
    This course provides prospective tutors with knowledge of the big ideas of K-12 school mathematics, difficulties students may experience with these ideas, techniques for diagnosing the difficulties, and strategies for helping students improve their understanding and performance. 2 cr. either sem.
  • SED ME 503: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems
    This four-credit course is a prerequisite for ME 504. It is required for graduate students majoring in elementary education who are preparing to become teachers of children in kindergarten through grade five. This course focuses on topics in number systems and operations with an emphasis on number, operations, mental mathematics, proportionality, number theory, and probability. Students explore the mathematics from the perspective of a student and a teacher. The emphasis is on making sense of key ideas of number and operations and on exploring how students? understanding of these topics emerge and develop. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 504: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, & Statistics
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED ME 503.
    This course is required for graduate students majoring in elementary education who are preparing to become teachers of children in kindergarten through grade five. This course focuses on topics in algebra, geometry, measurement and statistics. Students explore mathematics form the perspective of student and teacher. The emphasis is on making sense of key ideas in algebra and geometry and on exploring how student's understanding of these topics emerge and develop. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 506: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Mathematics, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ME 508.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required, Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre- requisites. For description, see SED ME507. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 507: Student-Teaching Practicum: Mathematics, 5-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre-requisites. Student teaching: a full- time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a cooperating teacher and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 508: Student-Teaching Practicum: Mathematics, 8-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre-requisites. Student teaching: a full- time experience in a selected secondary school under joint supervision of a cooperating teacher and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 509: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Mathematics, 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ME 507.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre- requisites. For description, see SED ME 508. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 530: Equitable Pedagogies in STEM Education
    This course examines the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in urban schools. Considers how issues of race, gender, class, language and culture affect the nature of mathematics and science education in schools. Successful methodologies and projects for teaching algebra to diverse populations are explored. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 545: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Elementary
    Introduces strategies, activites, assessment, and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills, grades K-6. Emphasis on how children develop knowledge of unifying ideas of mathematics. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 546: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Middle School
    Analysis of research on strategies, activities, assessment, and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills, grades 5-8. Focus on structures and models of algebraic and geometric concepts and applications. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 547: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: High School
    Analysis of research on strategies, activities, and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills, grades 8-12. Concepts from geometry, higher algebra, probability and statistics, trigonometry, and calculus. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 558: Mathematics Curriculum: Program Issues, Trends
    Analysis of historical, mathematical, and psychological factors influencing pre-K-12 mathematics curricula. Focuses on national and international standards, research on learning and teaching with understanding, and integrated curricula. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 559: Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry
    Revisits geometry from an advanced perspective, preparing teachers to teach geometry with understanding. Topics such as transformations, nonmetric, Euclidean, and non-Euclidean geometries are explored with a focus on teaching with technology. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 560: Mathematics for Teaching: Algebra
    Revisits school algebra from an advanced perspective, with emphasis on multiple representations, making generalizations, and justifications. Topics include variables, patterns, functions, and linear algebra. Attention to contemporary issues in curriculum, learning, teaching, technology, and other tools are woven throughout. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 563: Problem Solving in Mathematics
    Explores big ideas in mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems and connects to issues in teaching and learning. Topics include: research on problem solving, problem design, and implications of a problem-solving approach in school mathematics. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 701: Clinical Practice: Mathematics, 9-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for standard certification as mathematics teachers, grades 9-12. Integrates content area knowledge and pedagogical theory and practice. Involves responsibilities beyond the individual classroom which may include opportunities such as grade-level teamwork, curriculum development, assessment projects. Minimum 400 hours required.