Symposium Title: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Mathematics Teacher Education Programs: Current and Future Directions
Symposium Chair: Yukiko Maeda
Description: This symposium highlights issues and challenges identified by mathematics educators as they study the impact of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM, Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010) on the preparation of preservice mathematics teachers. Participants will gain both understanding of these important issues and of the challenges of research in this area.
PTA Presenters: Jeffrey Craig, Sharon L. Senk, Yukiko Maeda, and Vivian G. Alexander
PTA Presentation Title: Reported Changes in Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Programs due to the Common Core State Standards
Presentation Date and Time: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:05 PM – 5:35 PM
Description: This research investigates relations between secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics [CCSSM] focusing specifically on the following question: How and to what extent are secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs responding to the CCSSM?
Citation: Craig, J. He, J., Senk, S. L., Maeda, Y., & Alexander, V. G. (2014, April). Reported changes in secondary mathematics teacher education programs due to the Common Core State Standards. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Philadelphia, PA.
Presenters: Yukiko Maeda, Sharon L. Senk, Vivian G. Alexander, Jeffrey Craig, and Jia He
Session Title: Preparation for Teaching Algebra: Results from a National Survey
Presentation Date and Time: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide a national snapshot of current secondary mathematics teacher education programs in the United States, particularly as pertains to preparation for teaching algebra. In this report, we address the following specific questions.
- What are the demographic characteristics of secondary mathematics teacher education programs?
- What is the relative emphasis in these programs on mathematics courses, mathematics courses primarily for teachers, and mathematics education, e.g. methods, courses?
- What courses are typically offered together in secondary mathematics teacher education programs?
- To what extent do these programs provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to learn about algebra, algebra teaching, issues in achieving equity in algebra learning, and the algebra, functions, and modeling standards and mathematical practices described in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)?
Citation: Maeda, Y. Senk, S. L. Alexander, V. G., Craig, J., & He, J. (2014, April). Preparation for teaching algebra: Results from a national survey. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Philadelphia, PA. (link to presentation slides)