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Mathematics Education (EMAT)

5100. Theory and Research for Mathematical Learning. 3 (Max. 6). Advanced study of theory and research related to learning of mathematics, with attention to significant human mental development factors. Critically examines the scholarly basis for mathematical learning, including reviews of epistemological foundations, research-based factors, core issues, and advocacies for educational practices. Prerequisites: enrollment in Mathematics Education Ph.D. specialization or permission of the instructor.

5200. Advanced Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Assessment, and Evaluation. 3 (Max. 6). Advanced study of theory, research and practices related to curriculum, assessment and evaluation in mathematics education. Critically examines the historical and contemporary influences on these, including mathematical, philosophical, psychological, pedagogical, social and political forces and factors. Prerequisites: enrollment in Mathematics Education Ph.D. program or permission of the instructor.

5300. Theory and Practice for Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Education. 3. Advanced study of theory and research of mathematics teaching teacher education. Examines the scholarly basis for current rationales and practices, including a critical review of evidential effectiveness, core issues, and advocacies for reform. A major emphasis will include  analysis and critique of significant theoretical and research literature. Prerequisites: enrollment in Mathematics Education Ph.D. program or permission of the instructor.

5400. Analysis and Critique of Research in Mathematics Education. 3. Both theoretical and empirical research and scholarship in the field of mathematics education are critically analyzed. Students develop a deep understanding of pivotal historical and contemporary literature that helped shape the field of mathematics education and begin a formative development of their research interests. Prerequisites: at least two from EMAT 5100, EMAT 5200, or EMAT 5300.

5500. Colloquium in Mathematics Education. 1-3. (Max. 12). Provides for a broad perspective on mathematics education through selected reading materials. Students present and discuss ideas and summaries of the assigned reading and, wherever possible, the student collects and uses original information from practical situations. Students participate with the selected materials (journal articles, research, manuscripts, conference presentations) for class discussion. Prerequisite: Graduate student status.

5600. Quantitative Reasoning & Modeling in Mathematics and Science Education. 3. Advanced study of theories, issues, research and practices for teaching and learning mathematics and science focused on quantitative reasoning and mathematical modeling (QRaMM). Analysis of fundamental constructs relevant to QRaMM in education. Activities engage the scholarship of critical analysis, and interdisciplinary applications aimed at student knowledge and expertise in QRaMM. Prerequisite: Graduate student status.

5700. Principles and Methods for Integrated Teaching & Learning Mathematics & Science. 3. Advanced study of theory, research, and practice for teaching and learning mathematics and science using integrated approaches in curriculum, pedagogy, learning, and assessment. The course will be production oriented, with activities and developments aimed at stimulating and supporting manuscripts to be published in STEM-appropriate venues. Prerequisite: Graduate student status.

5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 (Max 12). Designed for students who are involved in research for their dissertation project.  Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: enrolled in a graduate level degree program.

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