K-8 Mathematics Lead Teacher Education

K-8 MATHEMATICS LEAD TEACHER EDUCATION

(Note: The School of Education is not currently accepting applications or admitting new students into this program. The School of Education intends to relaunch this certificate as a fully online program with a revised curriculum in fall 2018.)

The 18-credit Graduate Certificate program for K-8 Mathematics Lead-Teachers at the Johns Hopkins University offers a unique opportunity for teachers to deepen their understanding of mathematics content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and to experience leadership opportunities through engaging in the professional development of their peers.

The focus of the graduate certificate program is to enrich teachers’ subject content knowledge in the area of mathematics, and to build upon their leadership potential through inquiry, dialogue, writing, and reflection.  The program brings together faculty from Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Education, to design and deliver course content for teachers who aspire to enhance their careers as math lead teachers. Participants will be eligible to receive a graduate certificate in K-8 Mathematics Lead-Teacher upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements.

Through course activities in small interactive groups, whole class participation, and individual preparation, participants will demonstrate an understanding of and competencies in:

  • Engaging  K-8 students in high quality mathematical learning activities that help them to develop strong mathematical skills and conceptual understanding.
  • Demonstrating high quality standards-based mathematical teaching practices.
  • Providing K-8 professional development in mathematics that helps other teachers better understand the content.
  • Communicating effectively within the school community the view that mathematics is more than rote sets of rules and procedures.
  • Providing engaging explorations of mathematics using appropriate technology.
  • Assuming leadership in mathematics that is supportive within the school setting.
  • Connecting research in mathematics education to educational practice.

 

Required Courses

810.680 Number and Operations for K-8 Lead Teachers

This course will include the following topics: Number systems, number sets, infinity and zero, place value, meaning and models for operations, divisibility tests, factors, number theory, fractions, decimals, ratios, percents, rational numbers, and proportional reasoning. This course will model the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, representations, connections, and communication, and will take a content-applications approach to each topic. (3 credits)

810.681 Algebra for K-8 Lead Teachers

This course will include the following topics: Algebraic thinking, patterns, functions and algorithms, proportional reasoning, linear functions and slopes, solving equations, non-linear functions, and algebraic structure. This course will model the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, representations, connections, and communication, and will take a content-applications approach to each topic. (3 credits)

810.682 Geometry for K-8 Lead Teachers

This course will include the following topics: Geometric thinking, triangles and quadrilaterals, polygons, parallel lines and circles, dissections and proof, Pythagorean Theorem, symmetry, similarity, and solids. This course will model the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, representations, connections, and communication, and will take a content-applications approach to each topic. (3 credits)

810.683 Measurement for K-8 Lead Teachers

This course will include the following topics: Measurable properties, measurement fundamentals, metric system, indirect measurement and trigonometry, area, circles and pi, volume, and measurement relationships. This course will model the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, representations, connections, and communication, and will take a content-applications approach to each topic. (3 credits)

810.684 Data Analysis and Probability for K-8 Lead Teachers

This course will include the following topics: Statistics as problem solving, data organization and representation, describing distributions, five-number summary, variation about the mean, designing experiments, bivariate data and analysis, probability, random sampling, and estimation. This course will model the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, representations, connections, and communication, and will take a content-applications approach to each topic. (3 credits)

810.685 Integrated Mathematics and Science Applications for K-8 Lead Teachers

This course will apply mathematical concepts identified in the standards in various science content areas (Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science). Basic mathematical concepts and operations such as numbers, rates, lines, angles, time, shapes, dimensions, equations, averages probabilities, ratios, etc. will be used to make connections to science. Additionally, mathematical representations will be used to plot, graph, and analyze scientific data. The course provides opportunities for the teacher-leaders to develop requisite goals, plans, and materials for teacher development workshops in their school to enhance their peers’ understanding and skills in relation to teaching math and science with an integrated approach. The methodology will include problem solving, collaborative learning, multiple criteria and tools for assessment, and case study analysis. (3 credits)

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