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# Mathematics for the Middle Grades (4-8) & Secondary (MA)

www.uni.edu/math/academics/master-arts-degrees-mathematics#middlegrades

220 Wright Hall

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0506

Head: Dr. Douglas Mupasiri

Phone: (319) 273-2012

E-mail: Douglas.Mupasiri@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator (Middle Grades): Dr. Brian Townsend

Phone: (319) 273-2397

E-mail: Brian.Townsend@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator (Secondary): Dr. Jihwa Noh

Phone: (319) 273-3301

E-mail: Jihwa.Noh@uni.edu

**Read the UNI Catalog descriptions:**

**Mathematics for the Middle Grades (4-8):**

This major is intended for teachers interested in mathematics for the middle grades (4-8) and for mathematics specialists and supervisors. Teacher licensure is a prerequisite for completing the program approval process for this major. Normally, candidates will have at least 2 years teaching experience.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Mathematics for other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at *www.grad.uni.edu/admission*.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) **is not** required for admission to the program.

**Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.**

This major is available on the **non-thesis** option only; a **minimum of 32 hours** is required. **A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.**

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New Developments in Mathematics Education | 3 | |

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education I | 2 | |

Contemporary Mathematics Curricula | 2 | |

Teaching Rational Numbers and Proportionality | 3 | |

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II | 1 | |

Technology in Middle Grades Mathematics | 1 | |

Algebraic Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | 3 | |

Geometric Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | 3 | |

Mathematics for the Middle Grades Teachers I | 3 | |

Mathematics for the Middle Grades Teacher II | 3 | |

Reflective Teaching-Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks | 1 | |

Reflective Teaching-Classroom Discourse | 1 | |

Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction | 1 | |

Reflective Teaching: Leadership | 1 | |

Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice | 1 | |

Current Research in Mathematics Education | 3 | |

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**Secondary Teaching Emphasis:**

The Secondary Teaching emphasis is designed for secondary school mathematics teachers interested in developing a deeper background in mathematics and pedagogy to enhance teaching and increase student learning.

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Mathematics Education: | 20 | |

New Developments in Mathematics Education | ||

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education I | ||

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II | ||

Algebraic Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | ||

Geometric Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | ||

Reflective Teaching-Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks | ||

Reflective Teaching-Classroom Discourse | ||

Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction | ||

Reflective Teaching: Leadership | ||

Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice | ||

Current Research in Mathematics Education | ||

Mathematics: | 6 | |

Applied Linear Statistical Methods for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | ||

Foundations of Calculus | ||

Select two courses from the following: | 6 | |

Modern Algebra II | ||

Abstract Algebra I | ||

Probability and Statistics for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | ||

Topics in Discrete Mathematics | ||

Non-Euclidean Geometry | ||

Total Hours | 32 |