[Curriculum Directors] Recommendations for Changes in Teacher Preparation in Mathematics

Smith, David David.Smith at schools.utah.gov
Tue Feb 17 14:03:23 MST 2015

Curriculum Directors,

In 2010 the Conference Board for the Mathematical Sciences released a new edition of their report, The Mathematical Education of Teachers II (METII).  The report recommended many changes in how pre-service teachers are prepared to teach mathematics. The Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (UAMTE) formed a committee of elementary teacher educators and another of secondary teacher educators to explore how the recommendations in the METII report might be enacted in Utah.

The committees finished their work this last fall and created recommendations for changes in the mathematics portion of teacher preparation in both elementary and secondary education programs. Since then, teacher educators at all Institutions of Higher Education in Utah have been working with their mathematics departments, looking at general education requirements, and determining what other changes may need to be made programmatically.

At the USOE we have sought input on the recommendations from district mathematics leaders and now seek your input. The UAMTE recommendations for elementary teacher mathematics preparation and for secondary mathematics teacher preparation are attached. Please send your input on the elementary recommendations to David Smith, STEM Coordinator, at david.smith at schools.utah.gov<mailto:david.smith at schools.utah.gov>. Please send your input on the secondary recommendations to Joleigh Honey, Secondary Mathematics Specialist, at Joleigh.honey at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Joleigh.honey at schools.utah.gov>. Input will be accepted until Wednesday, February 25.


David A. Smith
STEM Coordinator
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Teaching and Learning Section
Utah State Office of Education
David.smith at schools.utah.gov<mailto:David.smith at schools.utah.gov>
Website: http://schools.utah.gov/curr/mathelem
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