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A K-12 mathematics specialist shall require the following:

- Advanced certification;
- Three years of experience teaching mathematics in a K-12 setting;
- A demonstrated understanding of:
- K-12 mathematical concepts, process standards, and pedagogical content knowledge at the depth required for

effective teaching; - The process of learning mathematics through inquiry;
- The historical development of mathematical ideas;
- Connections of concepts across grade levels and connections to other disciplines;
- Current issues in mathematics education reform (e.g. measurement of student achievement, legislation, state and

national standards); and

- K-12 mathematical concepts, process standards, and pedagogical content knowledge at the depth required for
- The study of and actual or simulated experience in the following areas:
- Use of mathematics education research to facilitate learning among all students;
- Evaluation of student understanding through observation, written assessments, and student questioning;
- Use of manipulatives and technology across all strands of mathematical content to build student understanding;
- Use of multiple pedagogical approaches and awareness of potential benefits, challenges, and research base of each;
- Instructional leadership to support the professional growth of other teachers and to provide guidance for parents, administrators, and the broader community.

PRAXIS Exam requirements & Study Guide: None

Successful Completion of MSCI Program in Mathematics Education

Course Prefix/# |
BHSU Program Course Title |
Credits |

ED 630 | Educational collaboration & Research Methods | 3 |

ED 744 | Curriculum Development & Instruction | 3 |

ED 748 | Cultural Diversity in Schools | 3 |

ED 750 | Action Research in Schools | 3 |

ED 790 | Seminar | 1-6 |

ED 601 | Foundations & Issues of Mathematics Education | 2 |

ED 611 | Algebraic Reasoning: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators | 2 |

ED 621 | Geometry & Measurement: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators | 2 |

ED 641 | Understanding Student Thinking in Numbers & Operations | 2 |

ED 651 | Understanding Student Thinking in Algebra | 2 |

ED 661 | Understanding Student Thinking in Geometry/Measurement | 2 |

ED 671 | Assessment for School Mathematics | 2 |

ED 695 | Practicum | 1-3 |

ED 703 | Applying Learning Theory to Instructional Design | 3 |

ED 741 | Historical Development of Mathematical Concepts | 2 |

ED 754 | Leadership in Schools | 1-3 |