Spring 2019 Schedule

Please note: ISBE changed their requirements for a Middle Grade endorsement.

Dates and Times

    Ryerson Hall Classroom
  1. March 27
  2. April 3
  3. April 24
  4. May 1
  5. May 8
  6. May 15
  7. May 22
  8. May 29
  9. June 5
  10. June 12

Classes meet on the University of Chicago campus from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be NO CLASS on April 10 and April 17 due to Chicago Public School's Parent-Teacher Conference Day and Spring Break.

Required Mathematics Endorsement Course

Math 50600: Methods of Teaching Middle Grade Mathematics

  1. Dates: 03/27, 04/03, 04/24, 05/01, 05/08, 05/15, 05/22, 05/29, 06/05, 06/12
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Linda Hunt
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 358, University of Chicago, 1100 East 58th Street
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This is a required course for State Endorsement in mathematics. Teachers will be given the opportunity to improve and refine their mathematics teaching practice at the middle school level through participation in and reflection on varied teaching and learning models informed by seminal research from the fields of mathematics education and cognitive science. Reflection on practice will be further informed through mathematics content-rich class activities using manipulatives, when appropriate, video case studies, analysis of student work with an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and with constant attention to standards-based teaching of middle school mathematics at the international, national, state, and local levels.

Mathematics Endorsement Courses

Math 52200: Algebra II

  1. Dates: 03/27, 04/03, 04/24, 05/01, 05/08, 05/15, 05/22, 05/29, 06/05, 06/12
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: John Boller
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 206, University of Chicago, 5734 S. University Ave
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This is the second of three courses in the Algebra Initiative series. Some of the material covered will be linear functions, systems of linear equations, functions and their rate of growth, quadratic polynomials and the Quadratic Equation, graphing, inequalities, and word problems.

Math 50400: Probability

  1. Cancelled

Science Endorsement Required Course

Phsc 50000: Physics

  1. Cancelled

Attendance

  1. Teachers must not miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two will result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  2. Unless the teacher arrives within the first 30 minutes of a class, he or she will be marked absent. Chronic tardiness will also result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  3. Attendance for the final day, Wednesday, June 12, 2018, is mandatory unless the course instructor has approved arrangements.
  4. As a courtesy to the instructor, any teacher who expects to be absent should call or email the SESAME office: 773-702-7389 or sesame@math.uchicago.edu

Locations

Eckhart Hall
5734 S. University Ave / 1118 East 58th Street · map

Ryerson Hall
1100 East 58th Street · map

Kersten Hall
5720 S. Ellis Ave · map

Seminars for Endorsement of Science and Mathematics Educators
5734 S. University Avenue · Chicago, IL 60637 · Phone: (773) 702-7389 · Fax: (773) 702-9787