Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: Mathematics K-8
The Mathematics K-8 concentration combines the study of mathematics content appropriate for kindergarten through eighth grade with the study of mathematics education research, curriculum, leadership, and assessment.
The ASTL Mathematics K-8 concentration is 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 K-8 mathematics, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, an innovative schedule, and active engagement with digital technology. The courses, aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice like highly skilled and reflective board certified professionals. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in mathematics that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that mathematics education.
Experienced teachers and other educators with or without a master's degree may apply for the full master's degree program, which includes 12 credits of core courses.
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 (15 credits)
- MATH 610: Number Systems and Number Theory for K-8 Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 611: Geometry and Measurement for K-8 Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 612: Probability and Statistics for K-8 Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 613: Algebra and Functions for K-8 Teachers (3 credit hours)
- MATH 614: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning for K-8 Teachers (3 credit hours)
Elective: choose one (3 credits)
- EDCI 645: Curriculum Development in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 646: Mathematics Education Leadership for School Change (3 credit hours) (Must register for 3 credits)
- EDCI 666: Research in Mathematics Teaching (3 credit hours)