2014 – American Educational Research Association
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)