Miami University
Graduate Programs and Courses in Mathematics Education

Summer 2008

 

Do you like mathematics? Do you enjoy teaching?

If you are looking for a meaningful master's degree; if you want an in-depth look at strands from the NCTM Principles and Standards in School Mathematics; or if you just want to enhance your mathematical and pedagogical expertise, Miami University has a summer program for you.

Faculty members at Miami are committed to the improvement of mathematics learning for K-12 students. Both the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Teacher Education offer courses and degree programs that focus on effective classroom teaching. This includes mathematics content, applications of technology, curriculum, and assessment.

The courses listed here are part of a three-year schedule that can lead to the M.A.T. degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. They can also be taken on an individual basis for graduate credit.

PROJECTED COURSE OFFERINGS

Department of Mathematics & Stats.

SUMMER TERM II (June 16 - July 3*)

* shortened due to professor’s summer schedule

 MTH 607 (3 credit hours):  Algebra for Secondary School Teachers

Instructor:  Dr. Beatriz D’Ambrosio

Oxford Campus

Monday – Friday

9:00 – 11:55 a.m.

 

SUMMER TERM IV  (July 21 - August 14)

 MTH 605 (3 credit hours):  Calculus for Secondary School Teachers

Instructor: TBA

Oxford Campus

Monday – Thursday

10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

Department of Teacher Education

SUMMER TERM II (June 16 - July 18)

EDT 566:  Diagnostic, Prescriptive & General Mathematics

Instructor:  Dr. Iris DeLoach Johnson

Middletown Campus

Monday & Wednesday

5:00 – 7:40 p.m.

 

SUMMER TERM IV (July 21 - August 14)

EDT 660: Seminar in Mathematics Education

Instructor:  Dr. Michael Todd Edwards

Oxford Campus

Monday – Thursday

1:30 – 3:25 p.m.


For information concerning EDT courses, contact Dr. Jeffrey Wanko; wankojj@muohio.edu.


MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING SUMMER DEGREE PROGRAM

OBJECTIVES

REQUIREMENTS

MTH 604 (3 hrs.) Discrete Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers
MTH 605 (3 hrs.) Calculus for Secondary School Teachers
MTH 606 (3 hrs.) Geometry for Secondary School Teachers
MTH 607 (3 hrs.) Algebra for Secondary School Teachers
MTH 508 (3 hrs.) Mathematical Problem Solving with Technology
STA 609 (3 hrs.) Probability & Statistics for Secondary School Teachers

Two courses (6 hrs.) in mathematics education (EDT).
Two electives (6 hrs.) selected to improve the candidate's ability to teach mathematics.

Future Summer M. A. T. Courses (Preliminary Schedule)

Summer 2009
MTH 606 (3 credit hours)
Geometry for Secondary School Teachers

MTH 508 (3 credit hours)
Mathematical Problem Solving with Technology

Summer 2010
MTH 609 (3 credit hours)
Probability & Statistics for Secondary School Teachers

MTH 604 (3 credit hours)
Discrete Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers



ALBERTA WOLFE FELLOWSHIPS

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is able to assist several mathematics teachers each summer with Alberta Wolfe Graduate Fellowships in Mathematics Education. Applicants must be candidates for a M.A.T. degree in the department and must enroll for at least 6 hours of approved summer courses that will count toward this degree. They must also be certified to teach secondary school mathematics and have at least one year of full-time mathematics teaching experience.

Alberta Wolfe Fellowships in 2008 are expected to be at least $1800. The fellowship typically pays for the remaining tuition costs of summer classes after students receive the TEAM scholarship (http://www.units.muohio.edu/eap/TeamScholarship/) offered solely to Ohio K-12 teachers in the state of Ohio.  In addition, for the summer of 2008 Wolfe Fellows will be provided with a $300 travel stipend to defray the costs to attend summer  classes  in  Oxford. Priority consideration will be given to applications that are received by April 28, 2008.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Contact Dr. Jane Keiser, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513-529-5954.