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MA in Teaching K-9 Mathematics (Not accepting students. On hold pending revision.)

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    General Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching K-9 Mathematics Degree
        1. A Bachelor's degree.
        2. Current teaching certificate
        3. Recommendations from three persons in the field of Education, one of whom has known the
            student in a supervisory capacity.
        4. Acceptance into the graduate program (see Admission Policies and Procedures as stated in the
            catalog).  To submit a Graduate Program Application click on the link GRADUATE STUDIES.
        5. Graduate Record Exam
        6. Demonstration of entry-level competency on an inventory of content knowledge for teaching
            administered in the mathematics department.

    Special requirements for Advancement to Candidacy:
        1. Completion of university requirements as listed in advancement to candidacy section as stated in
            the catalog.
        2. Selection of master's program committee members as stated elsewhere in this catalog. See
            Approved Third Member Policy.

    Exit Requirements:
        1. Successful completion of all coursework and of a portfolio, written, and interview assessment
            process focused on a synthesis of course content.
        2. Successful completion of the research report and final oral presentation.

    Research Report:
    A master's research report should make an original and constructive contribution to the field of
    mathematics teaching and learning, at least in exposition if not in new understanding. To this end, a
    research report should demonstrate:

        1. a mastery of a substantial body of mathematics content knowledge for teaching,
        2. the ability to research and synthesize the literature on mathematics teaching and learning,
        3. application of understanding in these areas by designing and conducting an applied research
            project in mathematics teaching and learning, and
        4. the ability to present the research report clearly.

    The final written description of the research report and its results must be in APA format.
    Each student shall complete a final oral presentation conducted by the chair of the candidate's master's
    program committee. The master's program committee will consist of two faculty members representing the interdisciplinary content of the student's program, and a third member approved by the Graduate Office.  The student will answer questions on his report posed by the committee. The final oral presentation will be open to all interested faculty and students and will be open to questions by outside members at the discretion of the committee.

    For more information, please contact:

    Dr. Barbara L. Alvin
    Department Chair
    Department of Mathematics
    Phone: (509) 359-2203
    Email: balvin@ewu.edu

    or

    Dr. Keith V. Adolphson
    Graduate Program Director for Mathematics Education
    Department of Mathematics
    Phone: (509) 359-6066
    Email: kadolphson@ewu.edu

    What will I study?

    Required Courses

    MATH 510 Number Sense for Teachers
    MATH 511 Ratio & Proportion for Teachers
    MATH 512 Geometric Reasoning for Teachers
    MATH 513 Data Analysis & Probability for Teachers
    MATH 514 Algebraic Reasoning for Teachers
    MATH 515 Measurement for Teachers
    MTED 524 Mathematics Curriculum in Elementary & Middle School
    MTED 525 Assessment and Mathematics Learning
    MATH 528 Problem-Centered Learning
    MTED 592 Theory and Research in Mathematics Education
    EDUC 520 Methods of Educational Research
    MATH 601 Research Report

    Elective Courses

    MATH 516 Calculus for Middle Level Teachers
    MTED 526 Leadership in Mathematics Education
    MTED 527 Technology in Mathematics Teaching & Learning
    MTED 529 Topics in Mathematics Education**
    MTED 593 Pedagogical Development Studies (may be repeated for maximum of 3 credits)
    MTED 694 Mathematics Middle Level Teaching Internship
    EDUC 517 Culture of the Middle School

    EWU K-9 MA Program Reference Form

    EWU K-9 Master of Arts Graduate Handbook

    Advising Handout based on 2010/11 Catalog:

    Advising Handout based on 2011/12 Catalog

    Contact Information

    Mathematics Department
    216 Kingston Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: mgrant@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.4315
    fax: 509.359.4700

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