Carole A. Hayata
Mathematics Research Specialist
Ph.D., University of North Texas
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Dr. Carole A. Hayata earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in Mathematics Education. Dr. Hayata teaches graduate and undergraduate mathematics education courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning and works as a researcher for the Research in Mathematics Education unit in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.A. in Mathematics from California State University at Fullerton. Dr. Hayata's work is grounded in 18 years of experience as a classroom teacher at the elementary level, a mathematics teacher and Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment support provider at the secondary level, and as an assistant professor of mathematics.
Dr. Hayata's dissertation research focused on the development of algebraic reasoning in undergraduate elementary preservice teachers. She received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the College of Education, and her dissertation was nominated for the College of Education's Outstanding Dissertation Award at UNT. Her research continues to focus on opportunities for teachers to develop the content knowledge necessary to carry out the work of teaching mathematics. Dr. Hayata has led professional development sessions for current high school teachers as an instructor in the Dallas XTreem Science and Mathematics Institute, published her work, and has presented at international, national, and local conferences. She is an active member of professional organizations including the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), AMTE-tx, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics and American Educational Research Association.