Nicole shanahan is the curriculum director for mathematics at the teaching and learning center at hcde shanahan is responsible for creating customized workshops that focus on building conceptual understanding and making content accessible to all learners. Abstract this review of research was prompted by the widespread belief that at least in a significant number of secondary schools, department heads are an underutilized, if not untapped, source of instructional leadership, the type of leadership critical to secondary-school improvement initiatives. The effective mathematics classroom comparing effective mathematics instruction with less effective mathematics instruction in general, there are two prevalent approaches to mathematics instruction in skills-based instruction, which is a more traditional approach to teaching mathematics, teachers focus exclusively on developing. Provide leadership for human and capital resources using best practices, such as targeted selection, to facilitate interviewing applicants for vacant positions and in consultation with chairs/directors select the best candidates. Owen received a bachelor of science in mathematics with a minor in education and computer science and a master of science in education in educational leadership from henderson state university at arkadelphia.
To help state supervisors of mathematics develop constructive leadership programs suitable for immediate adoption, under varying state and local conditions, the us office of education sponsored a national conference of state supervisors of mathematics at washington, dc, from june 19 to 23, 1961. Improving mathematics teaching james w stigler and james hiebert the timss video studies provide a picture of what happens in mathematics classrooms in the united states and in other countries. The past year has seen significant changes in administrative leadership in the department in january 2012, john meakin ended his term as chair of the department of mathematics and judy walker assumed the responsibilities as department chair. Elementary mathematics instructional leader (emil) k – 8 mathematics leader common core graduate mathematics courses at wou oregon’s first tspc approved elementary mathematics specialist program (wou news) click here for complete information on the emil program with the emil coursework, you earn a tspc elementary mathematics instructional leader specialization and a wou emil graduate.
A true leader in and out of the classroom michael stottlemyer | mathematics, undergraduate | department of mathematical sciences stottlemyer (second from right) with paw's pantry and campus kitchen representatives and jazzy the jaguar on the court during iupui night at a pacer's game. This study explores the leadership role of the head of department (hod) in the teaching of mathematicsitfocuses on the perspectives that the educators hold about the leadership role of hods in the teaching of mathematics in two gauteng. In the department of mathematics, science & technology welcome to the program in mathematics education over its long and distinguished history, the program in mathematics education has stressed the preparation of leaders in education.
Recitation leaders for large lecture sections of some mathematics and statistics courses the department hires recitation leaders these individuals help to supplement the learning done in the large lecture by teaching smaller sections of students. The 50 best mathematics programs in the world today in the view of others, math is the universal language of science thus, rather than being a science itself, mathematics is the means by which science expresses itself, and consequently that which makes science possible. Jeffrey french, phd chair of the biology department coordinator of the environmental science track dr jeffrey french assists in administration of multiple departments in the college of science and mathematics. The mathematics department at western oregon university is committed to the teaching of mathematics and the communication of mathematical ideas faculty members believe that both the assimilation of mathematical knowledge and the enhancement of one’s capacity for mathematical reasoning are essential outcomes of a liberal arts education. The mathematics education leadership program prepares graduates for leadership in the improvement of mathematics education at all levels in public and private schools, colleges and universities the program places emphasis upon research and scholarly activity in the areas of mathematics learning, mathematics teacher learning, and curriculum reform.
Department of education june 2001 linking leadership to instruction karen grass, specialist, elementary mathematics k-5 linda poorbaugh, director, elementary instructional services leadership rests in the ability to combine knowledge of self and knowledge of others to. When i became a head of department i was thrilled from my early days in teaching i had seen the appeal of being a team leader, able to communicate my enthusiasm for my subject not just to the. Grade level chairs, department chairpersons and team leaders grade level chairs, department chairpersons, and team leaders are essential positions which provide effective implementation of a school’s program.
Under meakin's tenure, the unl department of mathematics was the recipient of the prestigious ams award for an exemplary program or achievement in a mathematics department in 2009 the award highlighted a broad spectrum of features for which the department was commended, including contributions to graduate education, undergraduate research. The phd program in mathematics education is built on a common foundation of learning theory, social and cultural contexts of education, curriculum and instruction theory, ethics, technology, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, which is then extended to a profound understanding in mathematics and mathematics education. The mathematics education leadership program offers a unique phd in education specialization for educators interested in mathematics education leadership the program prepares individuals for leadership, research, and university teaching positions in mathematics education.
Want to know more about our programs or stay informed about events at the college subscribe to our mailing list. College of science and mathematics the college of science and mathematics (cosm) at houston baptist university (hbu) fosters interconnectedness among biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, and engineers, both in the sciences, and between the sciences and other fields the low student-to-faculty ratio and the mentoring atmosphere of the college allow faculty to involve students in. Midlands tech, uofsc college of education sign agreement as south carolina faces a growing teacher shortage, academic leaders from the university of south carolina and midlands technical college came together to sign an agreement that will simplify the process to earn an undergraduate degree in education.
Mn math leaders networking sessions and math teacher webinars are sponsored by the minnesota department of education (mde) and mn math leaders, a committee of the minnesota council of teachers of mathematics (mctm. The ms in education with a specialization in mathematics education focuses on preparing educators in the areas of middle, secondary, and postsecondary mathematics this specialization provides educators with skills for assessment, curriculum development, and instruction in subject areas such as geometry, algebra, and calculus, as well as. About the project the pathways to teacher leadership in mathematics project is a three-year graduate program in mathematics education participants in the project deepen their mathematical knowledge of major clusters within the common core state standards for mathematics while building teacher leadership capacity in supporting excellence in mathematics teaching and learning. Information for department leaders are you a new department leader, or looking to represent your department's needs effectively to university administration the ams provides services in support of academic departments of mathematics and helps to enhance networking and the transmission of data and best practices among departments.