Course: SED 654. Leadership in Mathematics Education (3)
Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education. In this culminating course for the Master’s in Secondary Mathematics Education program, students take stock of what they have learned during the program and consider how to spread that learning to their classrooms, schools and wider settings. Seminar discussions and readings address various aspects of teacher leadership, with the aim of building students’ personal leadership skill and style. Students examine the dynamics of school change and explore how teachers can spearhead and facilitate educational improvement. Students begin or intensify their own leadership efforts with a project to improve education at a local or broader level and hone their ability to facilitate productive work sessions among colleagues.