Beth Bos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Texas State University-San Marcos. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Houston. Her research interests include mathematics education, technology, and critical thinking.
CI 5303 Teaching Math in the Elementary School
This course is an in-depth study of the mathematics content and methodology derived from principles of learning and research. The course will explore the skills needed in cooperative planning, provide methods of organizing mathematical principles into lessons for pupils, and examine techniques for evaluating pupil progress.
CI 5317 Teaching Strategies for Elementry Teachers: Alternative Models
Alternative teaching models based on learning theory. Course designed to assist the elementary teacher in selecting appropriate strategies for meeting student learning styles and to broaden the scope of elementary school methodology.
CI 5363 Strategies for Improving Secondary Teaching
Analysis of teaching concepts as they apply to the development and improvement of teaching strategies appropriate for implementing selected objectives and content by the secondary teacher. Micro teaching sessions, including video tape recording, will be required.
CI 4332 Secondary Teaching: Curriculum and Technology
Investigation of secondary curriculum: its history, organization, development, and representation in instructional materials. Students learn how curriculum is decided, impacted, and assessed. Topics include local, state, and national standards, trends, and roles fo culture and technology in teaching and learning.
CI 4350 Mathematics in the Integrated Elementary Curriculum
Course provides an in-depth study of the mathematics content and methodology derived from principles of learning and research. Primary focus will be on the development of mathematics understanding and relevant applications rather than manipulation of numbers wiithout context, purpose, or concepts. Students will develop the skills needed in cooperative planning, provide methods of organizing mathematical principles into lessons for pupils, and develop techniques for evaluating pupil progress within a field-based environment.