BSME welcomes participants with varying levels of background. You may be currently pursuing a teaching license; you may be planning to pursue other paths to licensure (e.g., master’s program); you may be an in-service teacher; or you may be simply curious about the learning and teaching of mathematics, particularly the student-centered approach. The common thread among BSME participants is their genuine interest in mathematics education and effective teaching practices.
We expect BSME participants who are mathematically strong. Regardless, the mathematical content of our courses will have a “low threshold, high ceiling” nature, i.e., accessible without a lot of prerequisite knowledge, but offering possibilities for very rich exploration. This is important, since we want our future teachers to understand that all students can have an authentic experience of mathematics.
Participants must have completed at least one year of college and be 18 years in age by the time they enter BSME. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us before applying to the program.