Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics - Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1

MAT candidates will analyze and critique secondary school mathematics from an advanced viewpoint, at levels ranging from the teaching and understanding specific concepts to broader, programmatic levels.

Student Learning Outcomes

MAT candidates will:
1.1 Approach mathematics from a problem-solving viewpoint.
1.2 Be able to utilize a variety of alternate solution methods.
1.3 Be able to compare and use various approaches to teaching mathematical topics.
1.4 Be aware of connections between advanced mathematical topics and high school curriculum.

Goal 2

MAT candidates will present mathematics clearly and coherently in writing and orally.

Student Learning Outcomes

MAT Candidates will:
2.1 Present a variety of topics in in-class oral presentations as well as written reports.
2.2 Utilize a variety of technological tools as appropriate for the topics they study.
2.3 Make an oral presentation of their MAT projects to faculty of the Mathematics Department and of the College of Education.

Goal 3

MAT candidates will be able to analyze K-12 student understanding of mathematical topics.

Student Learning Outcomes

MAT candidates will:
3.1 Analyze samples of student work in various topics.
3.2 Analyze alternate solution methods in a variety of topics.
3.3 Identify correct and false solution methods.

Goal 4

MAT candidates will be able to apply a variety of methods to enhance K-12 student understanding of mathematics, and to correct their misunderstandings.

Student Learning Outcomes

MAT candidates will:
4.1 Analyze alternate solution methods in a variety of topics.
4.2 Utilize a variety of technological tools to enhance student understanding.

Goal 5

MAT candidates will learn to find, critique, and use outside sources to enhance their mathematics teaching.

Student Learning Outcomes

MAT candidates will:
5.1 Apply outside sources to topics studied in class.
5.2 Apply outside sources to the development of their MAT projects.
5.3 Critique various articles and approaches to the topics they study in the program.