Do you have a Passion for Math?
Are you passionate about the study of mathematics and want to motivate young people to be well-prepared for a wide array of rewarding careers? The mathematics education program provides undergraduate students with opportunities for preparing to teach high school mathematics via the BS in Mathematics Education and to teach middle grades or elementary mathematics with a mathematics concentration. Licensed teachers may enhance their skills by pursuing graduate work via a Graduate Certificate in Elementary Mathematics Education or through an MAEd in Mathematics Education that has concentrations at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
Research and Creativity
Faculty publish in leading journals, pursue and administer externally funded grants, and present at regional, national, and international conferences. Graduate students participate creatively via action research projects conducted in their classrooms and by presenting at local and state conferences. Undergraduates complete honors projects and independent studies that allow them to develop their creative abilities and also co-present with faculty at state conferences.
Mathematics education faculty serve the university at the department, college, and university level. Faculty are active in state and national organizations, holding offices and serving on working groups. Students are active in the Gamma Chapter (student affiliate of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and in numerous university and civic functions.
Calling all first year elementary teachers!
With grant support from the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, MSITE is starting Launch into Mathematics Teaching. LAUNCH is a two-year program for first year elementary teachers focused on teaching mathematics. The program includes professional development and ongoing mentoring. We will work with participants to:
• Dig into the Common Core State Standards for the grade level they are teaching
• Become familiar with texts, pacing guides, and assessments used by their district
• Learn strategies for fostering student reasoning and problem-solving
• Develop an organizational system to keep track of student formative assessment data and use it for instruction
• Collect grade level specific activities, ideas for daily mathematics routines, and beginning-of-the-year activities to build a community of mathematics learners
• Create and organize classroom materials
Space is limited, but we have a few openings left. Email questions to Dr. Katie Schwartz at email@example.com. Apply now!
Meet one of our current students in the Graduate Certificate for Elementary Mathematics Education.
Mr. Eddie Sabat, (ECU BS Mathematics Education 2009; ECU MAED Mathematics Education 2014), is named Jacksonville High School Teacher of the Year!