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    Specialist in Mathematics Education

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Institutional Membership(s): SOC THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET/ELECTRONIC CAMPUS

    Students whose legal residence in the following states: Arkansas, upon admission may enroll at in-state tuition rates. Students must be certified by your home state ACM Coordinator. For information on the certification process please contact your state ACM Coordinator.
    PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Specialist in Education - Specialist Enrollment: 120 seats total Application Deadline: 12/1/2006 How Students and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Education METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses Blackboard

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The online Mathematics Education program is designed to meet the needs and professional goals of those preparing for leadership roles in mathematics education. Practicing secondary school teachers can earn, completely online, one of two advanced degrees that focus on the teaching of mathematics in middle or high school. Opportunities exist for graduate students to participate in major research projects that are setting new directions and further research for K-20 school mathematics. The curriculum for the Master of Science (MS) in Education and Educational Specialist (EdS) degrees also assists teachers in preparing for National Board Certification.
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    None
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    To participate in FSU's online programs, you need access to certain technologies. To minimize technical problems you may experience, FSU provides online technical support.
    To be successful in your online class, you must have:
    Regular access to a computer
    An Internet connection (ISP or Internet Service Provider)
    An Internet browser
    An FSU/ACNS computer account, which includes your login/username, password, and email account
    For detailed recommended system requirements, please visit the Guide to Technology Requirements for Online Courses on the Online Learning @ FSU web site.
    If you plan to use computer equipment that you do not own for participation in the program, be certain that you have permission to use the equipment for course work purposes. You must also be sure that you have permission to save data to the local hard drive.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    Online students at FSU can find support for every aspect of the University experience. Your computer and an Internet connection link you to the most comprehensive electronic campus in higher education. The FSU library may be reached at el: 850-644-2706. Currently enrolled students who are located 50 miles or more from Tallahassee can request materials to be sent to them. Some of your online courses may require you to purchase a Course Packet, which could include a study guide, textbooks, and/or media (video, audiotapes, CD-ROMs). Information about what, if any, course materials are required for your courses can be found through: Campus bookstores (FSU Bookstore and Bill抯 Bookstore), Departmental web sites, Course instructors, Academic Coordinators. Course materials can be ordered online and will be shipped directly to you. (You pay the cost of the course materials, plus shipping. The FSU bookstore can be reached at 1-800-255-3781. A mentor or teaching assistant is available online (and often by phone) to help clarify course materials and refer you to resources for all other aspects of the university experience. Visit the website for additional student resources information.
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    Distance students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours have access to many of the same types of financial aid as residential students. If you need financial aid to help defray the costs of your education, begin to investigate the aid you may be eligible for as soon as possible. Office of Financial Aid, Suite 4400A University Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2430, (850) 644-0539, Fax (850) 644-6404, Email ofacs@admin.fsu.edu FAFSA FSU Federal School, Code: 001489, For more information on Financial Aid opportunities, visit the web site.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants must have a master's degree, must receive approval by the department chair, and must be approved by the program. To be admitted into the Mathematics Education Master抯 Program the student needs to complete an application to The Florida State University.

    Completion of the GRE with a minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE or to have taken the GRE and have a garde point average of more than 3.0 in graduate work is required. A GRE score must be posted in the applicant's file.

     
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    Programs of study are designed based on student goals. To complete a specialist's degree online, students will follow the non-thesis option. In the non-thesis option, students must take thirty-two semester hours of course work and pass a Specialists Comprehensive Examination.
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    When the student has been approved by the program, a temporary advisor will be assiged.

    Although the course materials you will use are designed for self-directed learning and the professor of the course will also be interacting with students on a regular basis, you may need or want additional help as you progress through a course. To support your progress and help you feel like a member of a learning community, most of the courses have a graduate student teaching assistant to provide that additional assistance. You will be able to communicate with the teaching assistant via threaded discussions, e-mail, phone, or fax. FSU抯 course management system also provides for extensive student-to-student communication via chat and group web-sites to help students develop and participate in a learning community.
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    Students entering the program with graduate hours in mathematics or mathematics education can transfer up to six hours subject to the supervisory committee抯 approval.
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    None
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    None
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    None
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    None

     


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