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The M.Ed. in Mathematics Education program is designed for those teaching at the secondary or college level in the field of mathematics. This set of coursework uses a discovery model in mathematics to help instructors identify problems in their curricula and adapt these by adding or subtracting information, critiquing scenarios, providing overarching data, and allowing students to create predictive models to test against the gathered data to determine accuracy. Designed to support integrative ideas, from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus, events and influential mathematicians bring the human factor into the discovery of fundamental constructs which influence a broader understanding of underlying concepts. The courses are crafted to enhance teaching strategies while modeling intellectual processes essential for solving real-world problems.
- Assess contributions in the field of mathematics by applying, evaluating, and revising ideas, designs, and approaches to solve problems which promote application of cognitive and psychological foundations to increase personal and corporate productivity.
- Evaluate theories, standards, and principles within the critical frameworks of mathematics to identify appropriate methods for engaging in content, including ways to evaluate and conduct research.
- Demonstrate knowledge of organization or industry standards and collaborative strategies by incorporating multiple resources to ensure the application of diverse viewpoints and ethical reasoning when endeavors require critical and creative thought.
- Devise approaches which exercise multiple perspectives to engage, explain, and express how experts within a field of mathematics consider evidence as a means to generate new options which also helps to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, trust, collegiality, and support.
- Demonstrate awareness of critical issues within the field of mathematics, requiring both a personal response and a professional position, which impact communities, regions, nations, and global concerns.
- Apply advanced skills, including the ability to document, to improve observation and organization of critical elements within the field of mathematics.
- Promote skills in leadership by incorporating collaborative, data-driven decision making which leads to contributions in the field of mathematics, enhances the function of an organization, or engages in meaningful and relevant endeavors.
The mission of the M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is to provide educators with a deeper knowledge of mathematics. Using a discovery model in mathematics, students as instructors will identify problems in their curricula and adapt these by adding or subtracting information, critiquing scenarios, providing overarching data, and creating predictive models to test against the gathered data to determine accuracy.