This distance education program enhances secondary mathematics teachers’ knowledge for teaching while providing the mathematical content preparation required for teaching dual enrollment or college courses.
Radford University is student-centered and focused on providing outstanding academic programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford offers many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. Radford University is consistently ranked among the “Top Public Master’s Universities in the South” by U.S. News and World Report.
This project supports high school teachers to improve their mathematics content, pedagogy, and assessment related to teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, AFDA, Geometry, and the Mathematics Capstone Course. Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Roanoke Higher Education Center, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, New College Institute, and the MathScience Innovation Center have partnered to offer distance-education graduate courses for 130 high school teachers in the Southwest, Southside, and Richmond regions. Courses include Linear Algebra for Teachers (VCU), Algebraic Structures, Functions, and Sequences for Teachers (VCU), Foundations of the Number System (RU), Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Education (RU), Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (RU), Applied Statistics for Teachers (VCU), and Educational Technology (RU). Courses address knowledge and best practices related to teaching Virginia’s 2009 Mathematics SOLs and/or Mathematics Performance Expectations for Virginia’s College and Career Readiness Initiative.
All courses count towards RU’s mathematics education master’s degree, as supported by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition’s Statewide Masters Programs. If funded, classes, books, and applications will be free of charge.