Scholar Timeline


Track 1: Rising Seniors (Class of 2018)


Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Fall 2018 (9th Semester)

Spring 2019

  • Science in the City or Math and the City
  • Educational Foundations
  • STEM Colloquium (Fall or Spring)
  • Elementary or Secondary Methods
  • Urban School Practicum
  • Psychology Requirement
  • STEM Colloquium (Fall or Spring)
  • Student Teaching in Urban Schools
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Psychology (If not taken in Spring 2017).
  • New Teacher Mentoring Program



Track 2: Recent CU Graduates (Class of 2013 - Class of 2017) in Science Education MA Program


Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018 
(Session A)*

Summer 2018 
(Session B)*

  • MSTC 4000 (3 pts)
  • MSTC 4363 (3 pts)
  • Disciplinary course #1 (3 pts)
  • Literacy course (3 pts)
  • MSTC 4761 (6 pts)
  • HS Science Methods Course (3 pts)
  • Urban Science Education Course (3 pts)
  • Disciplinary Course #2 (3 pts)
  • Special Ed Course (3 pts)
  • Professional Education Course (3 pts)
  • MS Science Methods Course (3 pts)
  • Special Ed Course (3 pts)
  • Professional Education Course (3 pts)
  • MS Science Methods Course (3 pts)

*These courses can be taken in either Session A or B for a total of 9 pts in Summer 2018. 





Track 3: Recent CU Graduates (Class of 2013 - Class of 2017) in Math Education MA Program


Math Content (12 pts)

Mathematics Education
(8-9 pts)

General Professional Education
(8-9 pts)

  • Courses may be selected from among department offerings in pure, applied, and computer mathematics to broaden and deepen the student’s undergraduate preparation. Students should choose courses so that their composite mathematical profile includes work in the areas of algebra, calculus/analysis, geometry/ topology, mathematical models/applications, number theory/historical topics, probability/statistics, discrete mathematics, and computing. Along with this broad preparation it is advisable to pursue depth in two or three areas of interest.
  • MSTM 4019  (3 pts)
  • MSTM 5011 (3 pts)
  • The third course is chosen from among departmental offerings; however, to satisfy a state requirement for understanding history, philosophy, and the role of education, it is recommended that students take one of the following courses: MSTM 5020; or MSTM 4020; or other methods courses offered by the program.
  • Students choose three courses to acquaint themselves with the foundations of education and with broader professional issues, to provide knowledge, understanding and skills.
    • Human Development (2-3 pts) - at least one of the following courses: HUDK 4027; HUDK 4023; or HUDK 5023
    • Students within the Full Range of Disabilities & Inclusive Education (3 pts) - at least one of the following courses: C&T 4001; C&T 4046A; HBSE 4002 
    • Language Acquisition & Literacy Development (3 pts): students are required to take C&T 4137 (3 pts) or C&T 4842 (3 pts)

Student Teaching (4 pts)

Electives (2-4 pts)

Departmental Special Project

  • Classroom experience in area schools extends over the period from Sept-Dec and/or Jan- Jun. Students complete dual placements, concurrently or sequentially, at grade levels 7-9, 8 and 10, 9-12. In conjunction with the field experience, a seminar is held regularly. Students should register for MSTM 4760, section 001. Since the demands of student teaching are great, normally no more than two additional full-credit courses (3 pts each) are recommended during the student teaching semester. Candidates are also required to have at least 100 clock hours of field experiences related to coursework prior to student teaching.
  • Students should select courses that enhance their professional development in teaching mathematics. The Colloquium series, MSTM 5800/5801 (1-3 points) is a recommended option.
  • This culminating paper provides an opportunity to make connections among courses taken as well as to relate them to field experiences, thus demonstrating an ability to integrate various aspects of the MA program. The paper should be approximately ten typewritten pages with a title page that includes the designation “Departmental Special Project” and the date submitted. Deadline for submission of the project for approval by an advisor depends on the expected date of graduation.

*These courses are expected to be completed between Fall 2017 - Summer 2018 (Sessions A & B); eligible students may also receive funding to complete MSTM 5011 offered in Summer 2017 Session B for the Math-INIT program.
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