Secondary Mathematics Education
The University of Alabama’s College of Education and Secondary Mathematics Education programs will carry out the mission to prepare professionals who appreciate and exhibit reflective practice and moral decision making through professional growth, dedication, and valuing the practice of educating all students to their maximum potential. Coursework and experiences in secondary mathematics education programs are designed to institute leaders among their peers and colleagues, become advocates of strong and fact based ‘best practice’, while mentoring pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers into becoming great teachers.
The Need for Mathematics in a Changing World
“We live in a time of extraordinary and accelerating change. New knowledge, tools, and ways of doing and communicating mathematics continue to emerge and evolve. Calculators, too expensive for common use in the early eighties, now are not only commonplace and inexpensive but vastly more powerful. Quantitative information available to limited numbers of people a few years ago is now widely disseminated through popular media outlets.
The need to understand and be able to use mathematics in everyday life and in the workplace has never been greater and will continue to increase.”
—National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000