Teaching Secondary School Mathematics Practicum

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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



Lisa Purvee


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

State-Adopted Standards document

Textbook from 9–12 school site

Appropriate dress for field experience: black slacks and School of Education polo

(Polos are available in the campus bookstore.)



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:

The primary methods of instruction include class discussions, experiential learning opportunities, interactive lecture, and assigned readings. Learning strategies may include case studies, questioning, practicums, small group discussions, demonstrations, and presentations. Active student participation is expected.  Additionally, students are expected to complete assigned projects by the assigned due dates.


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