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Oregon's first and only TSPC approved Elementary Mathematics Specialist program
The WOU Mathematics Department and the WOU Division of Teacher Education, are now offering a suite of graduate level mathematics, leadership and practicum courses designed to satisfy the requirements of the TSPC Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization ( WOU EMIL flyer) ( WOU News) ( Statesman Journal article)
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Program Plan (24 credits)
These are new, graduate elective, Common Core based, elementary mathematics education courses, available as electives for a variety of graduate programs
Learning Outcomes
Our Courses (these will be listed in the WOU 2014 - 2015 course catalog)
New! Math 612: Fractions and Proportions: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3 credits)
This course is a deep exploration into the teaching and learning of number and operations with fractions and proportions. Investigation of the learning trajectory of fractions and proportions throughout the K-8 curriculum, and instruction and activities based on effective standards for mathematical practice will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to deepening the candidates understanding of the mathematics and specialized content knowledge related to the teaching of fractions and proportions as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for grades K-8.
New! Math 613: Geometry and Measurement: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3 credits)
This course is a deep exploration into the teaching and learning of geometry and measurement in grades K-8. Investigation of the learning trajectory of geometry and measurement throughout the K-8 curriculum, and instruction and activities based on effective standards for mathematical practice will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to deepening the candidates understanding of the mathematics and specialized content knowledge related to the teaching of geometry and measurement as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for grades K-8.
New! Math 614: Statistics and Probability: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3 credits)
This course is a deep exploration into the teaching and learning of elementary statistics and probability in grades K-8. Investigation of the learning trajectory of elementary statistics and probability throughout the K-8 curriculum, and instruction and activities based on effective standards for mathematical practice will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to deepening the candidates understanding of the mathematics and specialized content knowledge related to the teaching of statistics and probability as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for grades K-8.
New! Math 615: Patterns and Algebraic Thinking: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3 credits)
This course is a deep exploration into the teaching and learning of patterns and algebraic thinking in grades K-8. Investigation of the learning trajectory of patterns and algebraic thinking throughout the K-8 curriculum, and instruction and activities based on effective standards for mathematical practice will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to deepening the candidates understanding of the mathematics and specialized content knowledge related to the teaching of algebraic thinking as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for grades K-8
New! Math 616: Algebra and Functions: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3 credits)
This course is a deep exploration into the teaching and learning of algebraic thinking with an emphasis on functions in grades K-8. Investigation of the learning trajectory of algebra and functions throughout the K-8 curriculum, and instruction and activities based on effective standards for mathematical practice will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to deepening the candidates understanding of the mathematics and specialized content knowledge related to the teaching of algebra and functions as outlined in the Common Core State Standards for grades K-8.
ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy: Mathematics(3 credits)
Students will analyze mathematics assessment and instructional practices, including content area literacy, diversity, and technology as they relate to improving learning. Students will examine and critique current issues, research and implications for classroom practice.
New! ED 673 Elementary Mathematics Leadership Practicum I (3 credits)
Examines the role of the elementary mathematics instructional leader as recommended and outlined by research and recommendations from professional organizations. Special focus will include role definitions, program options, training and supervision of support staff, budgeting, and materials needed to meet state requirements in mathematics instruction. Prerequisite: This should be one of the last courses taken in the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader program.
New! ED 609 Elementary Mathematics Leadership Practicum II (3 credits)
This course integrates current research and approaches to teaching mathematics by implementing models of teacher-conducted action research. Participants must demonstrate proficiency with the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists. Prerequisite: This should be one of the last courses taken in the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader program.
Course Offering Plan (three year rotation)
2013 – 2014
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
Fall
MTH 611
MTH 614
ED 637
MTH 613
Winter
MTH 612
MTH 611
MTH 614
ED 637
Spring
MTH 613
MTH 615
MTH 616
ED 673
ED 609
Summer
MTH 612
MTH TBA
WOU EMIL catalog description
Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization
This program consists of graduate-level courses designed to meet the requirements for the TSPC Specialization: Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL). To be eligible for recommendation for Specialization, candidates must complete all required coursework (24 credits) including a practicum that requires work with a range of students and teachers. Upon completion of this program and recommendation to TSPC, EMIL Specialists will be equipped with advanced and specialized content knowledge for the teaching of K-8 mathematics with particular emphasis on the teaching of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. They will demonstrate knowledge of a broad set of resources necessary to support mathematical instruction and professional growth. Candidates will have the skills necessary to train, coach and lead other school personnel in effective mathematics instruction. Primary demonstration of leadership skills will be assessed in ED 673 Elementary Mathematics Leadership Practicum I and ED 609 Elementary Mathematics Leadership Practicum II. Candidates will complete a professional portfolio and upon exit, exhibit their professional skills and develop a plan for ongoing professional development. TSPC approval of the EMIL Specialization further requires three complete years of teaching mathematics and a passing score on the Commission-approved multiple subjects exam.
(24 credits)
MTH 611 Counting and Whole Number Operations: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
MTH 612 Fractions and Proportions: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
MTH 613 Geometry and Measurement: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
MTH 614 Statistics and Probability: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
ED 637 Advanced Content Pedagogy (3)
ED 673 Elementary Mathematics Leadership Practicum I (3)
ED 609 Elementary Mathematics Leadership Practicum II (3)
Choose one:
MTH 615 Patterns and Algebraic Thinking: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
MTH 616 Algebra and Functions: K - 8 Learning and Teacher Practices (3)
Mathematics Department (503) 838-8465 | or e-mail: pricesl@wou.edu
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