Students understand and can evaluate important issues, trends, theories, paradigms of research, and research findings in the field of mathematics education, as well as their implications for the teaching and learning of mathematics in the public schools, mathematics teacher development, and participation in mathematics education scholarship.
Students can apply principles of quality research to analyze and critique research on the various areas of mathematics or teaching and learning methodologies discussed in this course, and understand the affordances and constraints of research paradigms and methodologies in this body of research.
Students understand how to analyze topics and pedagogies from school mathematics in the context of the literature on studentsâ?? mathematical thinking, meaningfully apply research on teaching and learning mathematics in their teaching, and use scholarly inquiry as a lens to reflect on that teaching.
Students have developed a level of professionalism that enables and compels them to continually seek opportunities to improve their own practice, keep abreast of advances and developments in the field both locally and nationally, and provide leadership in professional, school, and community organizations.
Students strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ in both their personal and professional lives, seek consistency between their understanding of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and principles of mathematics teaching and learning in this course, and use this enriched understanding of teaching and learning to nurture the divine potential of all in their spheres of influence.