The educational needs of future K-8 teachers in the areas of mathematics and science are greater as a result of the increased (and, I would add, appropriate) student expectations in the area of mathematics and science as enunciated in the SOL and the speciﬁc content areas as described in the new licensure requirements. The sophistication and understanding of science and mathematics that is needed at both the elementary school and middle school levels is indeed substantial. However, proﬁciency in science and mathematics is only one portion of the total needs of new teachers. How are we all, from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the Colleges of Education, going to best provide the educational needs within the very restrictive total time that we have available.
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Benson, A. J.
"Education School Challenges: The Increasing Demands on K-8 Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol2/iss2/5