Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mathematics Specialist Field Experience

Mathematics Specialist Field Experience

EDUC 663 Mathematics Specialist Field Experience

Online Course 2 semester hours graduate credit
Will be offered Fall 2017
Instructor: Tony Pickar

Who Should Enroll

Prerequisite: EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists
This course is the culminating capstone course for the Math Specialist Certificate. Designed for elementary and middle school educators with a professional development goal of becoming a math specialist at the classroom, school, or district level.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Textbooks to Purchase

Purchase the following paperbacks from an online book store such as or the publisher.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2014). Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. ISBN: 978-0873537742
McREL (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning). (2010). What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning. (3rd Edition). Solution Tree. ISBN-13: 978-1935249955

What You Will Learn

Course Description
Prepares math specialists for program implementation and evaluation in a school-based setting. Emphasis on developing coaching practices, planning professional development programs, and facilitating evidence-based math programs. This experience is designed to align with the coursework and build on knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in the Math Specialist certificate coursework.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain and reflect on the multifaceted role of the mathematics specialist in a school or district.
  3. Communicate the major theories of math instruction and the research on effective math programs to teachers and other school personnel. 
  4. Explain district and state assessment frameworks, proficiency standards, and student benchmarks to teachers and other school personnel.
  5. Collaborate with teachers and other school personnel in developing a math curriculum with vertical and horizontal alignment across PK-12.
  6. Evaluate a math curriculum or instructional program to determine its effect on all learners, including learners who struggle and/or are learning the English language. 
  7. Coach teachers and other school personnel in selecting, utilizing and interpreting assessments that provide a systematic framework for evaluating the effects of math instruction.
  8. Coach teachers in selecting materials, adapting curriculum and differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.
  9. Coach teachers and other school personnel in using assessment results, differentiation, interventions, and flexible grouping techniques to facilitate math development. 
  10. Conduct needs assessment, plan, and develop professional development which addresses the math education needs of a district, school, or community. 
  11. Coach colleagues to ensure effective on-going math instruction that is meaningful and culturally relevant for all students.
  12. Collaborate with others to build relationships and strong home-to-school and school-to-home connections to facilitate math development.
  13. Model effective and ethical interpersonal, communication, social influence, and leadership skills to facilitate a positive culture and effective practices for math development.
  14. Collaborate with others to determine budgetary needs and identify grants and other sources to support math instruction efforts. 

Alignment with Teaching Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:

Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI): 3, 4, 7, 9 
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: 3 and 4
Common Core State Standards for Math
Professional Standards National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 3a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 6d
International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, (NETS-T) 2 
Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
No travel to campus required. Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.


Register online
The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

For More Information

Request Information Online 
Contact Us: School of Education 
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751 
Phone: 715-232-2693
Browse Courses

No comments:

Post a Comment