Undergraduate Secondary Education Program
Spring 2013 - Program Rating - Common Core Middle School Content - NA
Teacher candidates, even those who excel in math, generally require three semesters of coursework, complemented by adequate field practice in order to progress from a procedural to a conceptual understanding of the essential mathematics topics taught in the elementary grades.
The program does not meet the standard because it requires that teacher candidates take little or no coursework designed to develop their conceptual understanding of elementary mathematics topics. It thus fails to ensure that all essential topics are adequately covered, regardless of the design of the instruction.
REJOINDER to Spring 2013 Program Rating
The program ensures that teacher candidates have the content preparation necessary to successfully teach to the Common Core State Standards.
Common Core Middle School Content Requirements: Link to Undergraduate Catalog
Art Education pg. 88-94
Biology Education pg. 133-139
Biology/Chemistry Education pg. 133-142
English Education pg. 99-104
Mathematics Education pg. 146-149
Music Education pg. 159-171
Physical Education pg. 129-132
Social Studies Education pg. 95-98
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