MfA - Secondary Teacher Preparation in Mathematics...

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Secondary Teacher Preparation in Mathematics Institute for Mathematics and Education Tucson, Arizona March 7 – 8, 2008
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2 About Math for America   • Mission: To improve the quality of mathematics education in our  nation’s public schools by recruiting, training, and  retaining highly qualified mathematics teachers. • Two Programs: – M ƒ A Fellowship – M ƒ A Master Teacher Program
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3 MƒA Fellowship Goals: Increase the desirability of teaching as a career choice.  Recruit individuals with strong mathematics backgrounds into  teaching, train them to be excellent teachers, retain them by  providing appropriate professional and financial support. Create a corps of outstanding mathematics teachers.
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4 MƒA Fellowship Creating a Corps Year 1:  Preparation – Full tuition scholarship to a full-time graduate education program at a  Partner University leading to a master’s in education – Student teaching experience – $28,000 M ƒ A stipend – Professional development and Corps activities Years 2 - 5:  Teaching – Position as secondary school math teacher in New York City – New York City teacher’s salary + M ƒ A stipends totaling $62,000 over  four years – Mentoring, coaching and support services  – Professional development and Corps activities
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5 Two Ways of Addressing the Issue of Mathematical Knowledge M ƒ A Fellowships increase the mathematical knowledge  of the teaching pool by making teaching a more attractive 
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