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MTH/575

Mathematics Instruction for Special Education

Online

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$1620

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Course level: EDU Graduate

This course focuses on the vertical alignment of national, state, and local mathematical standards used to deliver content instruction in the area of mathematics to diverse learners. In addition, this course will provide teacher candidates the opportunity to examine and analyze strategies that support learner development, learner differences, content knowledge, application of content, assessment, planning instruction, and professional practices. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and individuals who reside outside the United States

Prerequisites

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

 

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Identify state and national mathematics standards and progressions. 
  • Examine current research and trends in teaching mathematics to exceptional learners. 
  • Explore the ranges of abilities, skill acquisition, and needs of exceptional learners in the mathematics setting. 
  • Explain the importance of using academic language to express mathematical thinking.

Week 2

  • Investigate strategies for primary exceptional learners that promote independent learning and personalized learning to address their diverse needs and interests.
  • Examine the use of inquiry to develop meaningful learning progressions for primary exceptional learners.
  • Identify appropriate strategies and resources for accommodating and modifying mathematics instruction and testing for primary exceptional learners while maintaining student engagement.

Week 3

  • Investigate strategies for intermediate exceptional learners that promote independent learning and personalized learning to address their diverse needs and interests.
  • Examine the use of inquiry to develop meaningful learning progressions for intermediate exceptional learners.
  • Identify appropriate strategies and resources for accommodating and modifying mathematics instruction and testing for intermediate exceptional learners while maintaining student engagement.

Week 4

  • Investigate strategies for secondary exceptional learners that promote independent learning and personalized learning to address their diverse needs and interests.
  • Examine the use of inquiry to develop meaningful learning progressions for secondary exceptional learners.
  • Identify appropriate strategies and resources for accommodating and modifying mathematics instruction and testing for secondary exceptional learners while maintaining student engagement.

Week 5

  • Examine the use of digital tools and resources to promote student learning locally and globally. 
  • Critique digital and interactive technologies that increase student engagement and learning development.
  • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies that develop math and literacy skills.
  • Evaluate learning environments that foster opportunities for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning.

Week 6

  • Evaluate assessment strategies and performance data, including observation and documentation, to guide instructional planning and enhance exceptional learners’ understanding of mathematics.
  • Analyze formative and summative mathematics assessments and rubrics to support, verify, and document learning.
  • Describe how the assessment process can stimulate learner reflection and promote acceptance of self-responsibility for learning.
  • Evaluate ways to report exceptional learner progress outside the context of state standards.
  • Investigate strategies for providing meaningful, effective feedback to exceptional learners.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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