University of Maine at Farmington is offering a series of four graduate courses to prepare educators for the challenges of being a mathematics leader, whether they are a math coach, math interventionist, Response to Intervention coordinator, Title I: math teacher, or grade-level team leader.
This series uses a blended design to include face-to-face meetings, tele-conferencing and online work. Coursework will be structured to match the needs of the enrollees. Courses may be taken individually or as a four-course sequence.
1. EDU 529 Mathematics Leadership: From Standards to the Classroom
- Common Core State Mathematics Standards and their evolution.
- Vertical curriculum flow of the standards.
- The relationship between RTI and the standards.
- Creation of differentiated curriculum and curriculum documents from the standards.
2. EDU 530 Mathematics Content Knowledge: The Math within the Common Core State Standards
- Math Content Knowledge
- Scope and Sequence
- Standard Clusters & Domain Progressions
- Learning Targets
- Math in Performance Based Education & Mass Customized Learning
- Math content knowledge and its connection to math pedagogical knowledge for instruction.
3. Mathematics Pedagogical Knowledge: Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching the Standards.
4. Mathematics Coaching: Supervision and the Culture of Leadership for Guiding the Professional Development of Other Educators.