I'm in the final throes of writing a proposal that will put new PhDs in mathematics (NOT math education) into fellowships that will allow them to continue their research while working on special projects with K-12 schools. (It's a long story; this is the short version.)
The idea is that these people, at the end of their 3-year fellowships, would be knowledgeable about precollege math education, and sensitive to the needs of teachers and students. The question is: then what would they do?
There is certainly a need for such people in teacher education, though there are not necessarily job openings in abundance. What about jobs like math curriculum specialist in a school district? Or even classroom teacher?
I would like specific information on what credentials and experience are necessary for these jobs in your district/county/state. Please reply just to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) unless you think everybody else will be fascinated.
Susan Addington Math Dept. California State University San Bernardino, CA 92407