Teaching Secondary School Mathematics Practicum

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:
Spring 2021



Course Description:
This course is designed for students who are majoring in mathematics education and who will be obtaining teacher certification in grades 6-12 or 5-9. This practicum accompanies MAE 4330 and provides students with opportunities to present interactive curriculum projects to secondary school students in local area school districts. Students spend a minimum of 30 school-based hours in the middle school classroom, to include 10 hours of teaching. Project presentations will be coordinated with cooperating teachers and their curriculum schedules and needs. This course addresses specific state-adopted standards, subject matter competencies, pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification.

Course Details


Corequisite: MAE 4330 or consent of the Education Department


Bonnie Smith



Required textbooks/ course materials:

State-Adopted Standards document

Textbook from 9–12 school site


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1  Demonstrate understanding of instructional design and lesson planning by applying concepts from human development and learning theories.

E – 2  Demonstrate ability to maintain a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3  Demonstrate effective instructional delivery and facilitation by utilizing deep and comprehensive knowledge of core content.

E – 4  Demonstrate understanding of assessment by analyzing and applying data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5  Demonstrate continuous improvement by designing purposeful goals to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6  Demonstrates professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Draw upon knowledge of the Professional Competencies/ Educator Accomplished Practices, State-Adopted Standards, and the Florida Code of Ethics for the activities at the 9 – 12 practicum site.

Plan and teach grade appropriate lessons to students in grades 9 – 12.

Use strategies for effective classroom management.

Use effective feedback strategies to improve student learning in mathematics.

Evaluate student progress in mathematics by effective use of questioning, observation, and appropriate test construction.

Demonstrate proficiency in planning, teaching and assessing mathematics lessons that accommodate diverse learners and limited English proficient students (LEP).

E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-6

E-1, E-3, E-4




E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4 

Task 4.1_2.1-Rubric, Lesson Plans, Skills Demonstration, Teaching Assignments



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Work with your instructor to identify a practicum site during the first two weeks of class.
  • Meet the teacher of your 9 – 12 practicum class(es) to set up a specific time to attend each week.  Obtain the e-mail of your teacher.  Notify your teacher of any changes to this schedule.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Seek opportunities to practice teaching skills through tutoring and substituting in K – 12 schools.
  • Collaborate with peers and other professionals.



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