Course: EED 565M. Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject or Educational Specialist Credential Program. Pre/Corequisite: EED 500 or EPC 500. EPC 315 (Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning) may be substituted for the EPC/EED 500 prerequisite only if completed as an undergraduate. This course addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates and Education Specialist candidates need in order to effectively plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs in mathematics for diverse student populations that reflect the California Mathematics Framework and Academic Content Standards. It is designed to provide credential candidates with models of pre- and post-assessment, instruction consistent with our current understanding of learning processes, opportunities to develop related process skills, and skills in implementing instructional models. Furthermore, the course helps teacher candidates develop strategies for teaching children of widely differing cultural and linguistic heritages, developmental levels and learning styles, and special populations to ensure all children equal access to the core curriculum.