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Baker, Courtney K.; Galanti, Terrie M.; Bitto, Laura; Wills, Theresa; Eatmon, Cassandra Cook – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2019
This research report will discuss mathematics specialists and the way in which they communicate ideas of equity and social justice within a master's program that leads to a state endorsement in mathematics education leadership. Many mathematics specialist programs focus on developing their mathematical content knowledge for teaching, but these…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Online Courses, Mathematics Instruction
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Hjalmarson, Margret A.; Baker, Courtney K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
This paper suggests implications for researchable questions about mathematics teacher development. We ask the following: what is necessary for research that includes mathematics specialists or other hidden school-based roles within a project beyond classroom teachers and students? Mathematics specialists (e.g. mathematics coaches, mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Specialists, Faculty Development, Mathematics Education
Nalu, Nicolette I. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This mixed methods study analyzed the content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and leadership knowledge and skills of elementary mathematics specialists (EMSs); in addition, the study examined EMSs' ability to select and implement a high-quality mathematical task. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Specialists, Coaching (Performance), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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McGatha, Maggie B. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper provides a historical overview of the role and impact of elementary mathematics specialists as well as current implications and opportunities for the field. Furthermore, suggestions are offered for the mathematics education field for ensuring the intersection of practice and research. [For complete proceedings, see ED581294.]
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Specialists, Mathematics Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Henrikson, Robin; Lumpe, Andrew – Education Sciences, 2021
We present the results of a mixed methods study focusing on the implementation of a pilot elementary mathematics specialist (EMS) endorsement program implemented in partnership with the several educational organizations to provide teachers in high needs rural areas an opportunity to earn the EMS endorsement through coursework and instructional…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Pilot Projects, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Myers, Kayla D.; Auslander, Susan Swars; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2021
This case study explored Prospective Elementary Mathematics Specialists' (PEMSs) pedagogical practices during a K-5 Mathematics Endorsement (K-5 ME) program, specifically focusing on the authentic residency with mentor sessions. Participants included nine PEMSs, with qualitative and quantitative data collected via individual interviews,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Specialists
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Myers, Kayla D.; Swars Auslander, Susan; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Fuentes, Debra S. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
This mixed-methods study explored the pedagogical practices of Prospective Elementary Mathematics Specialists (PEMSs) as they completed a university K-5 Mathematics Endorsement program. Participants were 13 elementary teachers at an urban, high-needs charter school. Data were collected via individual interviews, written reflections on enacted…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Hjalmarson, Margret A. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
This article uses a self-study research methodology to explore teaching an online course for mathematics specialists. The course included weekly videoconferencing sessions and focused on supporting their development as mathematics coaches working with K-8 teachers to enhance mathematics teaching and learning. The central question for the…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Online Courses, Specialists, Mathematics Instruction
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Anderson, Marlow; Hollings, Christopher; Wilson, Robin – PRIMUS, 2019
History of mathematics courses based on original source materials are becoming increasingly common. However, are they more suitable for particular types of students? Here we compare two such upper-level courses, with a similar structure and using the same textbook, taken by liberal arts students at Colorado College and mathematics specialists at…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, History, Foreign Countries
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Campbell, Patricia F.; Malkus, Nathaniel N. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
"To whom do you turn in this school for advice or information about mathematics instruction?" (Spillane, Healey, and Parise 2009, p. 413). When teachers in forty-four schools were asked this question, they were more likely to indicate a teacher leader in their school, rather than the school's principal or any other administrator.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Academic Achievement, Specialists, Mathematics Instruction
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Myers, Kayla D.; Swars, Susan L.; Smith, Stephanie Z. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
This project focuses on the development of prospective Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMSs) in a K-5 Mathematics Endorsement Program. Program courses emphasized elementary mathematics content and pedagogy while providing opportunities for participants to evidence their learning through classroom teaching practice, all in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Specialists, Elementary School Mathematics, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques
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Swars, Susan L.; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Carothers, Jody; Myers, Kayla – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Many in the field of mathematics education call for elementary schools to have elementary mathematics specialists (EMSs) who provide needed mathematical expertise and support for children and teachers. EMSs serve as a reasonable, immediate alternative to the challenges generated by elementary teachers needing improved mathematical knowledge for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Rossman, Allan J.; Burrill, Gail – Journal of Statistics Education, 2019
Gail Burrill is a Mathematics Specialist in the Program in Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. She previously served as secondary teacher and department chair. She was President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is currently President of the International Association for Statistical Education. She is a Fellow…
Descriptors: Interviews, Specialists, College Faculty, Mathematics Education
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Crisan, Cosette; Rodd, Melissa – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is a school teacher who qualified to teach in a subject other than mathematics yet teaches mathematics to students in secondary school. There is an emerging interest internationally in this population, a brief report of which is given in the paper. Because of concerns about the quality of non-specialists'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Identity, Expertise
Cicmanec, Karen B. Mauck – Online Submission, 2008
For over 30 years, educators have recommended that mathematics specialists be placed in schools to provide teachers with the resources they need to assist their students. To assess whether these recommendations have been realized, a survey was used to gather data from large school districts, the 50 states, and District of Columbia. The outcome of…
Descriptors: Employment, Mathematics Achievement, School District Size, School Districts
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