Standard P.1. Partnerships

Partnerships are particularly important in ensuring the effective preparation of middle level mathematics teachers. Partnering with middle schools with teachers who model middle level practices provides opportunities for candidates to experience the benefits of teaming and interdisciplinary instruction, among other things. Partnerships between colleges of education and departments of mathematics, for example, provide candidates opportunities to coordinate the content, experiences, and sequencing of middle level mathematics content, mathematics methods, and other middle level courses. Chapter 3 provides significant guidance on building effective partnerships that can support the preparation of well-prepared beginning teachers of mathematics at the middle level.