Master of Education/Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction; Elementary Mathematics
The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The Department offers a M.Ed. in 17 areas of concentration as well as a M.S. in 13 of those areas. The master's degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Examine various ways in which students learn.
- Compare and contrast various instructional theories and models of mathematics teaching and learning in the elementary classroom.
- Discuss research findings concerning a variety of issues in mathematics learning and teaching.
- Reflect on implications of research for instructional decision-making.
- Be familiar with resources for helping teachers teach mathematics.
- Explore problems and exercises to use in the classroom when planning instruction to meet the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
- Elementary (K-8) teacher, generalist, or mathematics specialist.
- Curriculum/professional development provider.
- Informal mathematics educator.