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Master of Education: Mathematics Education

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours36
Major Requirements36
EDS626Classroom Research (Teacher Research)3
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS614Numeration and Operations3
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDMAS654Algebra and Functions: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS655Geometry and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS656Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS657Concepts of Calculus and Trigonometry: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS658Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics3
EDETS668Educational Technology Leadership3
EDMAS698Masters Portfolio3
*Graduate level advisor-approved elective with an emphasis on pedagogy

Mathematics Education Graduate Certificates

The Mathematics Education K-5 Certificate is a culturally responsive program designed to provide K-5 teachers with a deeper understanding of mathematical content and pedagogy. This program emphasizes nontraditional, hands-on methods and approaches providing both rigor and pedagogy. It is designed to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics they teach, build their mathematical knowledge, and develop the habits of mind of a mathematical thinker and problem solver. Topics addressed include: problem solving; numeration and operations; algebra and functions; geometry and measurement; data analysis; statistics and probability; and the use of technology for teaching and learning mathematics. Problem Solving, Reasoning, Communication, and Connections as emphasized in state and national standards will be incorporated in all courses in the program. It is expected that those enrolled in the program will complete it in 18 months.

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
EDS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDS614Numeration and Operations: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 teachers3
EDS654Algebra and Functions: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDS655Geometry and Measurement: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDS656Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDS658Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics3
Exit Requirements
  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses

The Mathematics Education (K-8) Certificate is a culturally responsive program designed to provide K-8 teachers with a deeper understanding of mathematical content and pedagogy. The courses will emphasize nontraditional, hands-on methods and approaches providing both rigor and pedagogy. Topics addressed include: problem solving; numeration and operations; algebra and functions; geometry and measurement; data analysis; statistics and probability; and calculus and trigonometry. ED S608 and ED S614 are offered on Juneau campus during summer session. Remaining courses in the program may be offered by distance. It is expected that those enrolled in the program will complete it in 18–24 months.

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours21
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS614Numeration and Operations: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 teachers3
EDMAS654Algebra and Functions: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS655Geometry and Measurement: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS656Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS658Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics3
EDMAS657Concepts of Calculus and Trigonometry: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
Exit Requirements
  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses
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EDMA Classes: Fall - 2014


Examines underlying concepts of solving problems using mathematical models, logic, and concepts. Identifies problem solving strategies appropriate to K-8 classrooms. Provides practice developing research and standards based instruction and assessment plans that support an integrated, problem based curriculum.

Prerequisite: Current teaching certificate, admission to the Mathematics Education Endorsement program, or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79690JD1
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
4:45p - 7:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6082.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Provides K-8 teachers with the content to understand numbers, how they are represented, and the relationships between and among numbers, number systems, and basic operations. Emphasizes standards and research based practices for helping K-8 students construct efficient computational skills. Provides practice developing instruction and assessment plans that integrate number sense, estimation strategies, and efficient computational skills into a problem based curriculum.

Prerequisite: Current teaching certificate, or admission to the Mathematics Education Endorsement program, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79691JD1
DISTELIVE
Thursday
4:45p - 7:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6082.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Provides K-8 teachers with the underlying principles and concepts of algebra and functions. Emphasizes building algebraic thinking through an examination of patterns, relationships, and functions; with practice developing multiple representations of functions using tables, graphs, and verbal rules. Examines current instructional and assessment practices in mathematics that are research and standard based, and lead to algebraic reasoning for K-8 students.

Prerequisite: EDMA S614.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79845JD1
DISTELIVE
Monday
4:45p - 7:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6082.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Provides K-8 teachers with the basic concepts of data analysis, statistics, and probability, with practice using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze data and make predictions and decisions. Examines current research and standards based instructional and assessment practices in the areas of collecting, displaying, and analyzing data, and experimental and theoretical probability that lead to data analysis, inferential reasoning, and real world applications for K-8 students.

Prerequisite: EDMA S614.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79692JD1Virgil Fredenberg
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
4:45p - 7:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6082.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

The portfolio should document the required knowledge and ability to apply the standards set by the conceptual framework of the UAS School of Education. Students creating a portfolio should request portfolio criteria from School of Education or their graduate advisor.

Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor and instructor required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79693JD1Virgil Fredenberg
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call (907) 796-6082.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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