A recently developed master’s degree program for in-service secondary mathematics teachers in the Richmond area is being collaboratively offered by Radford University, VCU and the MathScience Innovation Center. The first cohort in this program began their studies in summer 2011. Teachers in this cohort are completing on-line courses offered by Radford University and in-person courses offered by VCU and will earn a Masters in Mathematics Education from Radford University. Aimee Ellington and Bill Haver in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics are the VCU program leaders. They are joined by Rebecca Segal, Reuben Farley, and others who are teaching VCU courses in the program. The VCU mathematics courses which have been taught or will be taught by VCU faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics include: Advanced Calculus for Teachers, Algebraic Structures for Teachers, Linear Algebra for Teachers, and Using Technology in Teaching Mathematics. The Applied Statistics for Teachers course was taught by a VCU faculty in the Department of Operations Research and Statistical Sciences.
This program is under approval to be offered as a part of the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition Statewide Masters Degrees program.