Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Secondary Mathematics Education, 6-12 (Cohort Only)
Teaching mathematics is a logical choice for people who are fascinated with using numbers and symbols, functions and equations to solve real-world problems.
The Mathematics Secondary concentration (Cohort only) provides advanced professional development in mathematics teaching and learning for practicing middle and high school mathematics teachers. The coursework focuses on current research in mathematics education, inquiry, technology, and a community of mathematics practice. The Mathematics Secondary Concentration (Grades 6-12) is comprised of twelve credits in Mathematics, and six credits in Advanced Pedagogy/Research in Mathematics Education Courses.
The ASTL concentrations are for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally. The program offers advanced study in a specific concentration area, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, cohort classes, an innovative schedule, and the use of technology. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.
Experienced teachers with or without a master's degree may apply for the ASTL Master's Degree program, which includes 18 credits in the Concentration area and 12 credits in the education Core.
Core Courses (12 credits)
- EDUC 606: Education and Culture (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 613: How Students Learn (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 615: Educational Change (2 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (18 credits)
- EDCI 666: Research in Mathematics Teaching (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 702: Internship in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)
- MATH 601: Analysis I for Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 604: Geometry for Teachers (3 credit hours) OR MATH 614: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning for K-8 Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 607: Algebraic Structure for Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 608: Problem Solving in Mathematics (3 credit hours)