This is a unique program designed for elementary school teachers who wish to strengthen their content knowledge in mathematics and science. The curriculum focuses on national standards in mathematics and science and how to implement them in the classroom. The program emphasizes deepening the participants' understanding of mathematics and science concepts and the connections between them. The content courses are designed to increase the participants' self-efficacy with various subjects in mathematics and science, thereby enhancing their teaching with additional depth and breadth of content. The courses in the program present the content and pedagogy in a parallel manner and connect the two throughout the program. The teachers will become familiar with professional practices in mathematics, science and engineering, and will develop a research project of their own founded in mathematics and science education. The program helps teachers’ professional growth to become leaders and advocates for mathematics and science education in their own school and district.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics and Science Education is also offered through AU Online.