Concentrations

Concentrations (15-18 hrs) can be taken anytime throughout the program.

ELED 6311: Number Systems and Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks  (3)
Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer | No prerequisites

Analysis and construction of effective mathematical tasks in teaching number systems and operations at the K-5 level. Attention is also given to the expansion of content knowledge.

 

ELED 6312: Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment  (3)
Offered in Spring and Summer  | Prerequisites:ELED 6311

Formative and summative assessment strategies of students' geometric thinking in elementary grades; concept development of 2- and 3-dimensional geometry. Attention also given to diagnosis of student errors.

 

ELED 6313: Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse and Questioning  (3) 
Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer  | Prerequisites:ELED 6311

Focus on the early algebra concepts of functional thinking and generalized arithmetic in relationship to pedagogical practices centered on questioning in the mathematics classroom.

 

ELED 6314: Rational Numbers and Operations: K-5 Learning Trajectories  (3) 
Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer  | Prerequisites: ELED 6311

Focus on rational number concepts through learning trajectories at the K-5 level. Attention also given to problem solving and content knowledge.

 

ELED 6315:  Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions   (3) 
Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer  | Prerequisites: ELED 6311

Focus on statistical literacy of elementary teachers and the teaching of data analysis and measurement to K-5 students. Attention is also given to learning methods which facilitate appropriate classroom interactions.


Note:  ELED 6316 - Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership must also be completed in order to earn the North Carolina Add-On License.  This concentration leads to the North Carolina Licensure if the student successfully completes all of the related licensure requirements