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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.