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Secondary Mathematics Education (B.A.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Create inquiry-based lessons that allow learners to develop understanding of mathematical concepts.
  2. Develop and implement math instruction that allows all learners to use a variety of approaches to solving mathematical problems.
  3. Create and implement instruction that capitalizes on learners’ unique background and experiences in a collaborative problem-solving environment.

Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills are assessed through course projects, teaching demonstrations, lesson and unit creation, exams, papers, and other presentations, completed in MAE 4115 Math Methods 6-12 and MAE 4942 Integrated Field Experience, as well as other upper division courses required for the major.

 

Communication Skills

 Graduates will be able to:

  1. Works collaboratively with peers and professionals to analyze student understanding of mathematical concepts & skills.
  2. Use appropriate technology to support learners’ development of mathematical procedures and problem solving skills.

Communication Skills are assessed through course projects, teaching demonstrations and other presentations, completed in MAE 4115 Math Methods 6-12 and MAE 4942 Integrated Field Experience, as well as other upper division courses required for the major.

 

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Develops instruction that focuses on in-depth understanding of mathematical concepts and processes using questioning strategies that that fosters high levels of exploration and innovation in students’ mathematical thinking.
  2. Demonstrate perseverance in solving complex mathematical problems and demonstrate commitment of assisting K-12 students in developing confidence an enthusiasm for understanding math.

Critical thinking skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through course projects, teaching demonstrations, lesson and unit creation, exams, papers, and other presentations, completed in MAE 4115 Math Methods 6-12 and MAE 4942 Integrated Field Experience, as well as other upper division courses required for the major.