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Mathematics Teacher Preparation Academy*

 

UT-Arlington Mathematics Teacher Preparation Academy receives additional funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

     In early February 2011, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) awarded supplemental funding of $150K to support the ongoing work of the UT-Arlington Mathematics Teacher Preparation Academy. 
     Dr. James Epperson, (PI), associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Christopher Kribs Zaleta (co-PI), professor of mathematics and curriculum & instruction, and Dr. Theresa Jorgensen (co-PI), assistant professor of mathematics, direct the project which has now received $850,000 from the THECB since July 2009. The project has also been generously supported by Department of Mathematics, College of Science, College of Education and Health Professions, and the Office of the Provost as well as by primary school district partners Fort Worth ISD and Arlington ISD.

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About the UT-Arlington MTPA

The UT-Arlington Mathematics Teacher Preparation Academy is a multi-year project that began in Fall 2009 serving over 60 participants. The UT-Arlington MTPA is a partnership between UT-Arlington and Fort Worth Independent School District. Arlington ISD is also a major partner in this project. The Academy also targets participants from other high-need districts [districts with 50% or more students classified as “at-Risk”] in accordance with funding guidelines from THECB. The Academy consists of three cohorts in two components:

Fall 2009-Summer 2011 Program:

¨ Preservice Component:

¤ Supports a cohort of undergraduate students seeking mid-level mathematics/science certification

¨ Inservice Components:

¤ Supports a cohort primarily comprised of Fort Worth ISD K-8 Mathematics Coaches in pursuing a M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction by providing 18 hours of graduate-level mathematics for K-8 Teaching

¤ Supports a cohort primarily from Fort Worth and Arlington ISDs in pursuing a Master of Arts in Mathematics by providing 24 hours of graduate-level mathematics for secondary mathematics teaching

Summer 2011-Fall 2012 Program:

¤ Inservice Components:

¤ Supports a cohort primarily comprised of Fort Worth ISD K-8 Mathematics Coaches in pursuing up to 18 graduate credits to complete an M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in K-8 Mathematics Education

¤ Supports a cohort primarily from Fort Worth and Arlington ISDs in pursuing up to 9 hours to complete a Master of Arts in Mathematics.

Current MTPA Master of Arts in Mathematics students please complete the information found here. (Deadline: May 1, 2011)
Current MTPA K-8 Mathematics Coaches and M.Ed. cohort students please complete the information found here. (Deadline: April 15, 2011)