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ideal teacher ed program
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Last Post:
Jul 31, 1995 10:41 PM




Re: ideal teacher ed program
Posted:
Jul 30, 1995 11:08 AM


>All you really need in order to teach secondary math is a degree in math, >applied math or a related field (such as physics or chemistry). The ed >courses are more or less unnecessary. Probably a well taught methods course >and a reasearch course would be usesful, but most education programs are >stuffed with useless makework courses in order to justify the jobs of the ed >professors. > >Kent >
This feels a bit like a conversation we've all had before, so I'll be brief (!).
When I was in high school, one of my math teachers seemed to know his math very very well, but was terrible at presenting anything of value to the students. So, I think it takes much more than the knowledge acquired from being a mathematics major.
Norm Krumpe



