2013 Cohort - Mathematics: Secondary Teaching Emphasis (MA)

Tentative course schedule

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Summer 2013

On the UNI campus Mondays-Fridays, June 17-28 from 8:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m., and an online learning component

MATH 6201 New Developments in Mathematics Education -- 3 unit(s)

Introduce current recommendations and policies regarding mathematics goals, content, frameworks, instructional strategies and curricula. Investigate topics and documents with a focus on application and impact to classrooms. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

MATH 6212 Algebraic Content and Pedagogy for Teachers -- 3 unit(s)

Examine algebraic standards, content, instructional strategies and curricula. Focus on application and impact on classroom practice, planning and assessment in algebra. Focus on change in one’s teaching and curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

Fall 2013

Online learning environment

MATH 6230 Reflective Teaching: Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks -- 1 unit(s)

Students will critically reflect on classroom practice with the focus on cognitive demand of mathematical tasks.

MATH 6530 Topics in Discrete Mathematics -- 3 unit(s)

Topics from combinatorics, graph theory, analysis and application of algorithms, recurrence relations, difference equations, linear programming and mathematical induction. Applications of these topics in the secondary curriculum. Prerequisite(s): MATH 3530/MATH 5530 or MATH 4500/MATH 5500.

Spring 2014

Online learning environment

MATH 6231 Reflective Teaching: Classroom Discourse -- 1 unit(s)

Students will critically reflect on classroom practice with the focus on classroom discourse.

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MATH 6203 Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education I -- 2 unit(s)

Study of strategies and practices for assessing students’ thinking and performance. Multiple forms of quality assessment with an emphasis on formative assessment, aligning assessment to instruction and interpreting evidence. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 or consent of department.

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Summer 2014

On the UNI campus for two weeks and an online learning component

MATH 6208 Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II -- 1 unit(s)

Focus on assessment design for classroom use and development of an assessment scheme. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.

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MATH 6215 Geometric Content and Pedagogy for Teachers -- 3 unit(s)

Examine geometric standards, content, methods and curricula. Analyze student thinking, examine van Hiele levels and expand conceptions of proof. Focus on impact on one’s own practice, planning and assessment. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.

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MATH 6410 Foundations of Calculus -- 3 unit(s)

Fundamentals of Calculus from the viewpoint of exploring reasons for the details that support Differential and Integral Calculus. Emphases on examples and proving justifications for a variety of mathematical statements.

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Fall 2014

Online learning environment

MATH 6381 Current Research in Mathematics Education -- 3 unit(s)

Understand purposes and methods of research in math education with a focus on action research. Review mathematics education research and its implications for instruction. Conduct a classroom-based action research project. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 or consent of department.

MATH 6232 Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction -- 1 unit(s)

Students will critically reflect on classroom practice with the focus on meaningful distributed instruction.

Spring 2015

Online learning environment

MATH 6235 Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice -- 1 unit(s)

Students will critically reflect on classroom practice with the focus on instruction.

MATH 6371 Probability and Statistics for Secondary Mathematics Teachers -- 3 unit(s)

Discrete and continuous random variables, central limit theorem, regression, correlation, analysis of covariance and categorical data analysis. Multiple regression, ANOVA and categorical data analysis will provide students with tools to analyze real data sets. Prerequisite(s): STAT 1772 or MATH 3751 or consent of instructor.

Summer 2015

On the UNI campus for two weeks and an online learning component

MATH 6370 Applied Linear Statistical Methods for Secondary Mathematics Teachers -- 3 unit(s)

Elements of experimental design. Statistical inferential processes, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, for comparing means, medians and proportions from multiple groups. Prerequisite(s): STAT 1772, MATH 3751 or consent of instructor.

MATH 6234 Reflective Teaching: Leadership -- 1 unit(s)

Students will critically reflect on classroom practice with the focus on leadership in mathematics education.

Convenient course delivery

Fall and spring courses in this program are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Summer sessions include some in-person instruction on the UNI campus.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.