What Sets UM-Flint's Program Apart?
The curriculum of this program includes mathematical topics such as: numeracy, matching, sorting, patterns, sets, counting, number operations, measurement, spatial relationships, shapes, geometry, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning, and fractions. The curriculum also includes the study of learning trajectories and pedagogical best practices for teaching mathematics.
FULFILLING CAREER PATHS
The roles of Elementary Mathematics Specialists vary according to the needs and plans of their districts, but their expertise and experience are critical to childhood education. At the classroom level, they take the lead across multiple platforms and age groups. At the school or district level, they work as teacher-coaches in a professional development capacity, or lead school improvement efforts. This MA program positions you to pursue these possibilities and more.
MA in Mathematics Education for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators courses are taught by expert faculty who bring real-world knowledge and experiences to their instruction. Your devoted faculty mentors will guide and support you in learning the real-world applications of your classroom lessons. University of Michigan-Flint faculty members are regularly published and involved in ongoing research, proposal writing, and other scholarly activities.
FLEXIBLE FORMAT AND TIME FRAME
Course schedules are designed to accommodate the unique needs of working professionals through a mixture of two one-week, face-to-face summer sessions on campus; and fall and winter classes that combine online learning and some in-person Saturday meetings on campus. The third summer session will be a mixed-mode research seminar that leads into the final capstone class.
Summer 2018 Cohort Schedule:*
Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Fall 2018 "In-Person" Saturdays:*
September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1
All campus visit courses are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*(Summer 2018 cohort will take place on the UM-Flint campus. Beginning Fall 2018, the cohort meeting locations will move to Clarkston, MI - Community Education Center, 6558 Waldon Road.)
You’ll complete the program with a small cohort of fellow early childhood and elementary teachers who share your passion for improving math education. This cohort structure allows for a lot of interaction with peers and faculty alike, and enables students to develop strong relationships and support networks to further their personal and professional development. Class projects create a collaborative environment that allow you to build practical skills.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, UM-Flint students can tap additional resources, expertise and contacts at the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. “Maize and Blue through and through,” our supportive community provides students with invaluable assistance in research, networking and other initiatives.