This article describes the development and content of a special introductory course developed and offered at New York University for change of career individuals entering the field of mathematics and science teaching at the graduate rather than the undergraduate level. With a critical shortage of qualified mathematics and science teachers at the secondary level being exacerbated in urban public schools, such as those in New York City, by high attrition rates during the first few years of teaching, it is important to find and encourage new populations of potential teachers. One such population is that of career changers, and the course described in this article is an attempt to help such individuals make their career change more smoothly and successfully. The focus of this course, and the illustrations provided in this article, are on the three major themes: "What Does It Mean To Be An Effective Mathematics Teacher"; "Technology and the Internet"; and, "A Model of Effective Mathematics Teaching."
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"Helping Change of Career Individuals to Prepare to Become Secondary Mathematics Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 3
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol3/iss1/14