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Field Experiences

M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching

A teacher’s ability to evaluate and address specific math challenges in the classroom is the first of many steps to helping students become creative math thinkers. The field component is an essential part of Drexel’s M.S. in Mathematics Teaching and Learning and requires that all students have access to a teaching position in which they can test their developing mathematical and pedagogical insights and collect artifacts and experiences reflection and discussion with classmates.

During the second year of the program, the focus is on incorporating experiences in students’ schools into the university classroom activities. These activities include online mentoring and collaborative instructional design and analysis, which includes cycles of collaborative lesson design, teaching and videotaping, classroom implementations of the lessons, and collective debriefing, analysis and revision of each lesson.