Title: MATH 689 Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics
Prerequisites: All main undergraduate math classes (Calculus sequence, differential equations, linear algebra, probability), or instructor's permission.
Course description: The modern technological society is dependent upon mathematics and thus it is critically important that appropriate attention be given to the art of teaching postsecondary mathematics.
Teaching such mathematics courses, which includes the community college level, requires teachers to have the ability to communicate many technical aspects of the discipline while at the same time implementing pedagogical strategies that allow for the deepening of mathematical conceptual and procedural understanding.
All this must be orchestrated in such a way that the beauty and rigor of the discipline are not compromised. Tending to all the intricate aspects of teaching postsecondary mathematics is not a trivial task. Thus, offering a graduate-level course that allows students to take a deep dive into these intricate aspects is imperative for furthering the mathematics education of our future postsecondary teachers.
Avg time dedicated per week (estimate): 2-3hrs