All CEMELA graduate students will take courses required by each institution’s graduate program in mathematics content, research methods, and mathematics education, hence ensuring a broad and in-depth preparation in mathematics education. CEMELA students have several options for their graduate program:
At The University of Arizona:
- Department of Mathematics in the College of Science
- Department of Language, Reading and Culture in the College of Education
- Department of Teaching and Teacher Education in the College of Education
At University of California Santa Cruz:
At University of Illinois at Chicago:
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education
- Department of Policy Studies in the College of Education
At The University of New Mexico:
- Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
- Department of Educational Specialties (Mathematics, Science, Environmental and Technology Education Program)
Every CEMELA graduate student will complete:
- Two mathematics courses on school mathematics from an advanced perspective.
- Two core courses in mathematics education grounded on CEMELA’s theoretical framework (sociocultural theory and language).
- At least 6 of the 10 Short Courses that CEMELA Faculty will develop (3 Short Courses equal 1 typical graduate level course).
- The CEMELA Seminar, which links Center participants (Fellows, Faculty, teachers/school administrators and parents) across the four sites. One purpose of this Seminar is for graduate students across sites to discuss and collaborate on their research from multiple perspectives.
- The CEMELA Schools, which bring together Center Fellows from the four sites for short courses, mathematics content workshops, and research colloquia. These will be five-day intensive experiences, once a year.
- Teaching and research internships that will provide graduate students with experiences in teacher preparation, professional development, and research in different CEMELA contexts.