MST Times

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Newsletter

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Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design (CMLTD) provides a cluster of degree programs for students who seek to develop leadership capacities in the use of information and communication techno-logies in education. The program applies to all subject areas and serves students, staff, and faculty members who share a commitment as educators to use digital technologies to improve education at all levels. Work through CMLTD should move simultaneously toward two poles of understanding and practice: toward a comprehensive understanding of the cultural and historical implications of new technologies for education and life and toward purposefully selecting and shaping the uses of new media in educational practice at all levels and subject areas.

Mathematics Education

Over its long and distinguished history, the Program in Mathematics Education has stressed the preparation of leaders in education. These leaders are successful scholars in their discipline, as well as educators. Faculty and staff are committed to leadership training through a variety of courses, workshops, and research experiences. Many of these are performed in collaboration with private, public, and parochial schools in the tri-state metropolitan region.

Through funded projects, dissertation research, training and service to national organizations, the faculty and students in mathematics education have helped frame the curriculum and methodology used in the schools of this and other nations. The Program in Mathematics Education emphasizes strong content preparation in a variety of areas of pure and applied mathematics relevant to education.

Master’s level offerings in mathematics education are appropriate for both initial and professional teachers. Advanced master’s and doctoral programs complete preparation for a variety of positions including: teaching, supervisory, and research roles spanning the elementary through college levels of instruction. Some courses offered through these programs are intended especially for students from other areas of study at Teachers College who need to acquire knowledge and skills in mathematics but who do not wish to earn a degree in this area.

Science Education

Throughout its long and distinguished history, the Science Education Program has stressed the preparation of leaders in education. These leaders are successful scholars in their discipline, as well as theoretically and practically based educators. The faculty and staff are committed to the idea of leadership training through a variety of courses, workshops, and research experiences. Many of these are performed in collaboration with private, public, and parochial schools, informal science centers (i.e., museums, outdoor education, etc.) and community-based organizations in the tri-state metropolitan region.

Through funded projects, dissertation research, training, and service to national teacher organizations, the faculty and students in science education have helped to frame the curriculum and methodology used in the schools of this and other nations. Science courses are organized around a global systems perspective so that resources, natural phenomena, and the human impact on nature can be investigated and translated into new science curricula.

Master’s level offerings in science content are coordinated with methodology and supervision appropriate for both initial and professional teachers. Advanced master’s and doctoral programs complete preparation for a variety of positions including teaching, supervisory, and research roles spanning the elementary through college levels of instruction. Some courses offered through these programs are intended especially for students from other areas of study at Teachers College who need to acquire knowledge and skills in science but who do not wish to earn a degree in these areas.