You need more than just basic content knowledge or general pedagogy to master the art of teaching mathematics. The Mathematics Specialization at the Simmons School is uniquely designed to:

  • Model effective mathematics instruction
  • Prepare teachers for effective differentiation with diverse learners
  • Instill creative problem solving
  • Incorporate useful classroom technologies
  • Translate evidence-based research into classroom teaching
  • Equip teachers for leadership and effective mathematics mentoring

The four-course sequence for the Mathematics Specialization incorporates rich examples of advanced mathematics that inform EC-12 teaching of the subject. Students will learn to implement pedagogical tools, differentiation techniques, and best practices, as well as how to incorporate useful manipulatives and technology for use in the classroom.

Four-Course Sequence

  • EDU 6379. Numerical Reasoning: Numbers and Operations
  • EDU 6380. Algebraic Reasoning and Patterns
  • EDU 6381. Geometry and Measurement
  • EDU 6382. Everyday Mathematics: Probability and Statistics