The goal of AMTE’S Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation Initiative is to develop a set of standards describing a national vision for the initial preparation of mathematics teachers PK-12.
The MTP standards will guide the improvement of individual teacher preparation programs (no matter what their accrediting agency) and promote national dialogue and action related to mathematics teacher preparation. These standards are aspirational, advocating for practices that support candidates in becoming high quality teachers who guide student learning.
AMTE’s new standards will complement other recommendations related to mathematics teacher education, including the 2012 CBMS MET II report, AMTE's EMS Standards , and AMTE's Standards for Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education (see Chapter 1). Recommendations in additional areas, such as advanced certification for middle and high school teachers, might be explored in the future but are not a part of the current report.
The tentative organization for the document follows:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
- Chapter 3: Program Characteristics and Qualities
- Chapters 4 – 7: Elaborations of the Standards by Grade-band
- Chapter 8: Evaluation of Candidates and Programs
- Chapter 9: Achieving the Vision (not in the current draft)
Nadine Bezuk, chair of the writing team, presented a webinar on the draft at 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST on November 1, 2016.
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Please review the draft materials and respond below by Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
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