Curriculum and Learning (M.Ed.) - Teaching Children Mathematics
Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies
This 33 credit M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning concentration is designed for teachers who teach mathematics and other subjects in grades K-5 as well as for mathematics-certified middle and high school teachers who seek to increase their pedagogical competence. Program emphasis is on the teaching, learning, and assessment of mathematics in light of current New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Graduates are prepared to become grade level leaders of mathematics curriculum development in their schools. Principles of inquiry and applications for classroom research are emphasized throughout the program. An on-campus mathematics clinic experience with children and their parents is part of the degree program. Some of the courses in the concentration meet requirements in content knowledge for the endorsement as mathematics teachers in grades 6-8 and two courses in the concentration count toward the 12-credit New Jersey Supervisory Certificate. An on-campus mathematics clinic experience with school-aged children is part of the degree program.