Summer@BSME: Overview

Dates for Summer 2020

Summer@BSME is a six-week program. Participants take a variety of courses in mathematics education and complete a week-long field experience. We meet roughly four to five hours a day, four to five days a week. All courses (except for the field experience) are held at the BSME Building.

  • Program begins on Monday, June 29. (Recommended latest arrival: Saturday, June 27.)
  • Program ends on Saturday, August 8. (Housing available until Sunday, August 9.)

Academic Program

Summer@BSME has two academic components: (a) courses in mathematics education and (b) field experience at a mathematics camp for secondary students. Participants learn about the Hungarian pedagogy in their course work; in the field experience, they obtain first-hand experience on how the methods learned in the courses are put into practice.

Note: The course offerings below are tentative. Please contact us if you have questions.

Mathematics Education Courses: The first three courses listed below is each a half-credit (0.5 credit) course that meets for 20 contact hours. Practicum is a full-credit (1.0 credit) course has an in-class component, and a field experience component during the program’s last week—in total, the course consists of about 40–45 contact hours. (Note: 1 contact hour equals 60 minutes.)

St. Olaf College is the School of Record for Summer@BSME and provides the transcripts. See this page for how credits from BSME courses typically transfer to participants’ home institutions.

Academic Schedule

Please see the Schedule & Syllabi page for details.