Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

College of Natural and Health Sciences

School of Mathematical Sciences

MED 508 Workshop

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline.
1- 3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

ST - Repeatable under different subtitles with no limits on the number of times it can be repeated

MED 513 Professional Renewal

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general discipline knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter graded.
1- 3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

ST - Repeatable under different subtitles with no limits on the number of times it can be repeated

MED 522 Topics in Mathematics Teaching at the Middle Level

A mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes mathematics education topics appropriate for teachers of middle level mathematics.
1- 3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course may be repeated 6 times

MED 523 Teaching Algebra

The course focuses on current research and practices of teaching, learning, and assessing algebra in secondary schools, including ways to support student thinking and teaching for understanding.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 543 Teaching Geometry

The course focuses on current research and practices of teaching, learning, and assessing geometry in secondary schools, including ways to support student thinking and teaching for understanding.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 550 Teaching Applied Probability and Statistics

The course focuses on current research and practices of teaching, learning, and assessing probability and statistics in secondary schools, including ways to support student thinking and teaching for understanding.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 555 Teaching Secondary Math for Understanding

This course explores the knowledge and skills to elicit, understand, build on, and respond to student thinking. It provides expertise to support student learning and teach secondary mathematics for understanding.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 560 Culture in the Math Classroom

This course examines ways to integrate knowledge of the role of culture in mathematics teaching and learning into mathematics instruction with the goal of developing students' internal motivation.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 565 Quantitative Reasoning in Secondary Mathematics

We will analyze the mathematical and conceptual structure of quantities and relationships between quantities in secondary mathematics courses and explore pedagogy for teaching quantitative reasoning.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 595 Teaching Advanced Topics in Secondary School Mathematics

The course focuses on current research and practices of teaching, learning, and assessing advanced topics in secondary schools.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

MED 599 Action Research Project Seminar

Students research a current problem in secondary mathematics education relevant to their teaching situation, developing goals, reviewing relevant literature and planning the project as they progress through the program.
3

Prerequisites

(MED 600 with a minimum grade of C) and (1 Course of MED 500-799)

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

MED 600 Introduction to Research in Mathematics Education

Examination and critique of current research in mathematics education. A focus on research design, analysis and reporting of both qualitative and quantitative research.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 610 Survey of Research in Mathematics Education

The goals of this course are to synthesize and re-conceptualize past research, suggest areas of research most useful to advancing the field and provide implications for classroom practice.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 622 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.)
1- 3

Special Notes

Maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

Level Restriction

Include GR

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

MED 645 Interventions in Mathematics

Students will develop knowledge and skills needed to be effective in providing interventions in mathematics for students with learning disabilities and in helping other teachers and paraprofessionals do the same.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 654 Seminar in College Mathematics Teaching

Improvement of undergraduate mathematics teaching via active student-based learning and implementation of a learning cycle of informed practice and information gathering, reflection and analysis, and planning and modified practice. S/U graded.
1

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

MED 673 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Elementary Level

To prepare elementary/middle school mathematics specialists. Includes mathematics review of number theory, geometry and other content, NCTM curriculum, professional and assessment standards, use of technology and manipulatives and research.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 674 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Secondary Level

Address and evaluate specific problems in mathematics education. Allow students to examine curricular concerns, evaluation, teaching special populations and cognitive issues relating specifically to the secondary level.
3

Prerequisites

MED 610 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 675 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Post-Secondary Level

Address community college and undergraduate level mathematics education issues. Focus on current curriculum reform and research into learning and teaching on the post-secondary level.
3

Prerequisites

MED 610 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 678 Special Topics

No more than six hours may be applied to any one graduate degree. Prerequisites and topics announced in Schedule of Classes.
2- 3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course may be repeated 2 times

MED 680 Teaching Math for Understanding I

Must be an in-service math teacher or math teacher leader. Classroom and teacher leadership issues related to 1) variation in beliefs and practices underlying teaching math for understanding and 2) motivation, status, and affect in the mathematics classroom
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 681 Teaching Math for Understanding II

Must be an in-service math teacher or math teacher leader. Classroom and teacher leadership issues related to 1) using assessment to support teaching math for understanding and 2) providing all students with the opportunity to learn mathematics with understanding
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 682 Implementing Mathematics Curriculum

A course for developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective mathematics teacher leader with an emphasis on implementing a high-quality mathematics curriculum.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 683 Seminar in Equity and Diversity Issues in Mathematics Education

Addresses cultural issues related to generating equity in K-12 mathematics. Each seminar focuses on a particular cultural issue, such as gender, ethnicity, race, and class. S/U graded.
1- 3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

MED 684 Mathematics Coaching

Must be an in-service teacher or math teacher leader. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective mathematics coach.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 685 Math Teacher Leadership I

Must be an in-service math teacher or math teacher leader. Knowledge and skills for mathematics teacher leadership including: leading change initiatives, managing conflict, designing math professional development, supporting cultural responsible teaching, and deepening pedagogical content knowledge for teaching mathematics.
2

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 686 Math Teacher Leadership II

Must be an in-service math teacher or teacher leader. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective mathematics teacher leader by building and expanding on the content of MED 685.
2

Prerequisites

MED 685 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 687 Math Teacher Leadership III

Knowledge and skills for mathematics teacher leadership including: exploring general leadership, working with teachers, analyzing the interactions among culture, mathematics, teaching and learning, and deepening mathematics knowledge for teaching.
2

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 688 Math Teacher Leadership IV

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective mathematics teacher leader by building on the content of MED 687.
2

Prerequisites

MED 687 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 700 Cognitive Processes in Mathematics

Analyze research concerning cognitive science in mathematics education. Conduct case study on cognition in mathematics.
3

Prerequisites

MED 610 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 701 Quantitative Research in Mathematics Education

Learn advanced research concepts and methods that are unique in the study of educational mathematics. Includes data analysis and advanced statistical techniques.
3

Prerequisites

(MED 610 and MATH 651 with a minimum grade of C)

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 702 Qualitative Research in Mathematics Education

A focus on paradigms, issues and methods of qualitative research in mathematics education. This includes critical analysis of literature and of data collected from mathematics learning environments.
3

Prerequisites

MED 610 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 703 Teaching and Learning K-12 Mathematics

A focus on issues relevant to working with pre-service and in service K-12 mathematics teachers, and in promoting standards-based content, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
3

Prerequisites

MED 610 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 710 Seminar in Post-Secondary Mathematics Teaching

Curricular, pedagogical and ethical issues in college mathematics teaching. Students and faculty reflect on and discuss ways to improve and reform teaching. S/U graded.
1

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 750 History and Philosophy of Mathematics Education

An exploration of the underpinnings of current K-16 mathematics education by examining the historical development, perspectives and schools of thought that have influenced the teaching of mathematics.
3

Prerequisites

MED 700 with a minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

MED 766 Research Design Seminar

The course focuses on concrete issues of developing and conducting mathematics education research: picking a topic, developing problem statement, purpose, research questions, and relevant literature review. S/U graded.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR