An effective mathematics teacher preparation program has significant input and participation from all appropriate stakeholders. |

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.

- AMTE Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics
- Preliminaries
- Chapter 1. Introduction
- Chapter 2: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
- What Should Well-Prepared Beginning Teachers of Mathematics Know and Be Able to Do, and What Dispositions Should They Develop?
- Standard C.1: Knowledge of Mathematics for Teaching
- Indicator C.1.1. Know Relevant Mathematical Content
- Indicator C.1.2. Demonstrate Mathematical Practices and Processes
- Indicator C.1.3. Exhibit Productive Mathematical Dispositions
- Indicator C.1.4. Analyze the Mathematical Content of Curriculum
- Indicator C.1.5. Analyze Mathematical Thinking
- Indicator C.1.6. Use Mathematical Tools and Technology

- Standard C.2: Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Indicator C.4.1. Provide Access and Advancement
- Indicator C.4.2. Cultivate Positive Mathematical Identities
- Indicator C.4.3. Draw on Students’ Mathematical Strengths
- Indicator C.4.4. Understand Power and Privilege in the History of Mathematics Education
- Indicator C.4.5. Enact Ethical Practice for Advocacy

- Chapter 3. Program Characteristics to Develop Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Indicator P.3.1. Address Deep and Meaningful Mathematics Content Knowledge
- Indicator P.3.2. Provide Foundations of Knowledge About Students as Mathematics Learners
- Indicator P.3.3. Address the Social Contexts of Teaching and Learning
- Indicator P.3.4. Incorporate Practice-Based Experiences
- Indicator P.3.5. Provide Effective Mathematics Methods Instructors

- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 4. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 5. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of Upper Elementary Grades Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 6. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of Middle Level Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates

- Chapter 7. Elaborations of the Standards for the Preparation of High School Teachers of Mathematics
- Standard C.1. Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum
- Standard C.2. Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics
- Standard C.3. Students as Learners of Mathematics
- Standard C.4. Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Standard P.1. Partnerships
- Standard P.2. Opportunities to Learn Mathematics
- Standard P.3. Opportunities to Learn to Teach Mathematics
- Standard P.4. Opportunities to Learn in Clinical Settings
- Standard P.5. Recruitment and Retention of Teacher Candidates
- Potential Pathways for Preparing High School Mathematics Teachers

- Chapter 8. Assessing Mathematics Teacher Preparation
- Chapter 9. Enacting Effective Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics
- References