11/18/10 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 11:00 AM, STARR 138
SPEAKER: Dr. Rebecca Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
TITLE: The Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers at GVSU: One Response to Recent Recommendations
Currently there are many people who are providing input into the discussion on how to prepare future secondary mathematics teachers. We will begin with recent recommendations regarding teacher preparation made by both professional and governmental organizations. The GVSU Mathematics Major with a Concentration in Secondary Mathematics will then be overviewed as one response to these recommendations. The structure of the major, the delivery of the course content, and the working relationships in the department will be discussed in terms of how they help us prepare our students for the challenges they will encounter as secondary mathematics teachers.
REFRESHMENTS: 11:00 AM, STARR #138