Master of Arts in Teaching

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Graduate Catalog

Mathematics Education Graduate Courses
CRS Number Title Credit Hours
MAE 6115 Current Trends in Elementary Mathematics Education: This course examines current trends and issues related to elementary school mathematics. Its major focus is to help teachers of mathematics stay abreast of the developments in the rapidly changing field of mathematics education 3
MAE 6134 Current Trends in MS Math Education: 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. 
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MAE 6136 Current Trends in Secondary Mathematics Education: Prerequisite: Admission into a Master’s or Ed.S. program or Consent of the Instructor. This course examines current trends and issues related to secondary mathematics. Its major focus is to help teachers of mathematics stay abreast of the developments in the rapidly changing field of mathematics education. 3
MAE 6137 Topics in Teaching Data Analysis and Probability and Statistics: 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.  3
MAE 6643 Communication Skills in Mathematics: This course examines issues related to communicating in mathematics, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and interpreting. It satisfies the reading in the content area mandate for certification in Florida. It focuses on literacy skills necessary for comprehending mathematics texts, issues of involved in integrating writing into the curriculum, knowledge of the characteristics of the mathematics language (e.g., vocabulary and symbolism), and knowledge and application of instructional design and procedures for helping students improve their reading and writing skills in mathematics. 3
MAE 6362 Teaching High School Mathematics: This course develops prospective teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of mathematics at the high school level (e.g., Algebra, Geometry, Calculus). Overall, it provides an understanding of the high school curriculum (e.g., instruction, assessment issues and other issues related to access and opportunity to learn rigorous content. 3
MAE 6899 Internship Seminar in Mathematics Education: 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. 1-3 
MAE 6137 Topics in Teaching Probability and Statistics: This course examines issues related to teaching probability and statistics in secondary schools.  3
MAE 6329 Geometry for Middle Grades Teachers: 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 three-dimensional 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.  3
MAE 6337 Topics in Teaching Algebra: This course examines the philosophy, new trends, and methods of teaching particular topics in high school algebra, including more advanced algebra concepts. 3
MAE 6338 Topics in Teaching Geometry: This course reviews, extends, and provides a deeper understanding of basic geometry skills and concepts as they relate to the teaching of high school geometry.  3
MAE 6356 Teaching of Pre-Secondary School Mathematics: This course develops prospective teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of middle grades mathematics. This course provides an integration of mathematics curriculum, content, and the middle school philosophy while examining the learning and teaching at this level.  3
MAE 6906 Independent Study in Mathematics Education: This course permits a student to explore a topic of interest in depth under the direction and supervision of a faculty member 1-6
MAE 6945 Practicum in Mathematics Education: The practicum course provides teacher candidates with opportunities to interact with peers, public school faculty and university faculty regarding classroom and related school-based experiences and related early field-based experiences. This field-based course provides a support network for discussing concerns, sharing experiences, and assisting STEM professional as they engage in the process of becoming mathematics teachers.   3
MAE 6947 Internship: Provides students with an extended school-based 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  6
MAE 6971 Thesis - Masters/Educational Specialist 2-19
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.  3
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. 3
MAE 7655 Research Issues in Technology in Mathematics Education: This course focuses on issues surrounding the use of technology in mathematics education. 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.  3
MAE 7794 Preparing Mathematics Teachers in K-12: 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.  3
MAE 7796 Research Issues in Mathematics Education: 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.  3
MAE 7910 Directed Research in Mathematics Education: 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 to participate in this course. 1-19
MAE 7945 Practicum in Mathematics Education: 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.  3
MAE 7980 Dissertation 2-30