This course serves as the culminating field experience internship for the Mathematics Specialist candidate. The course requires the completion of class assignments, field-based projects, and the minimum number of hours served as specified in the proposal. An overall performance assessment is provided to gauge the candidate’s effectiveness and document the successful completion of the internship.
It is imperative for every school to have educators who are prepared to provide leadership and teacher coaching as math specialists. Assisting teachers in the assessment and instructional planning for preK-12 students in these program areas requires specialized training. “And the things you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:2, NKJV).
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional responsibilities by consistent participation and completion of all stated assignments in a timely manner.
- Integrate Christian and professional principles throughout the internship.
- Utilize technology competencies for educators for effective instruction in math.
- Apply theories and models of effective leadership and instruction in math.
- Evaluate assessment data as a basis for instructional planning in math.
- Formulate instructional strategies to enhance the success of all learners of math.
- Implement coaching strategies with teachers of math.
- Generalize current professional literature and apply APA Style to course assignments.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. (MLO: A)
There are 5 Discussions throughout the course. Discussions are collaborative learning experiences; therefore, the candidate will write and post a new thread answering question(s) posed by the instructor. Four of the Discussions require a minimum of 500 words. (MLO: A, B, E, F)
Intern Information Form
The candidate will fill out and submit a form available from Liberty University’s website with information about his/her internship. (MLO: A)
This quiz confirms the candidate has downloaded and emailed to their mentor the document containing information on stipends for mentors. The quiz contains the document to be presented and asks one true/false question. (MLO: A)
Professional Development Workshop
The candidate will complete the project by researching, planning, reflecting upon, and implementing professional development at his/her school site in whichever specialty the candidate is operating. The Professional Development Workshop will be completed in 4 phases: research plan, PD presentation, teacher coaching, and reflection. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)
The candidate will plan and implement case studies with two K–12th grade students in his/her program. Specific instructions and requirements will depend upon the candidate’s chosen specialty. There are six parts to each case study.
Advanced Internship Assessment (AIA)
There are three parts to this culminating assignment for the internship: mentor assessment, candidate justification, and supervisor evaluation. The mentor will complete both the Mid-Term and Final Advanced Internship Assessment (AIA) in LiveText. The candidate will justify his/her performance during the internship using the standards for math. A template is provided for the candidate to use in the justification. Finally, the supervisor will evaluate the candidate’s performance during the internship. The directions, rubric, and template for the Final Internship Assessment are available in LiveText. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)
The candidate will complete his/her portfolio using the template provided at www.LiveText.com. A template will be provided. Throughout the internship, the candidate will continuously build the portfolio. (MLO: A, B)
Field Experience Summary
The candidate will list in a log the field experiences he/she has completed in his/her endorsement area of Program Specialists since he/she has been enrolled in the licensure program at Liberty University. The candidate will also complete the rubric to indicate field experience competencies have been met. This assignment will be uploaded into the Professional Portfolio in LiveText. (MLO: A, B, F)