Monthly Archives: February 2016

Minutes 2.21.16

Fun problem: What is the next number in the sequence: 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211 ?

MAE Requirements

Some of the required experiences to get into the MAE include tutoring, grading, substitute teaching, attending professional conferences, and working with kids over the summer. You must have some of these experiences to get into the MAE, and all of these if you are applying for a full-year teacher-of-record internship.

See for more information.

Don’t forget to visit Dr. LaGrassa (math) or Dr. Pareja (science) with your academic plans at least once a year and preferably once a semester. They will help you stay on track to apply for the MAE.

  • If you need an override for a science course or a math/stat/cs course, go to the department office for that subject area.
  • Make sure you get cleared for registration by your faculty advisor.
  • Talk to Ms. Berkowitz in the education department before enrolling in ED 388 or 393/394. She will need to have your academic plan on file before you can enroll in these classes.

If you have a question about any of these topics, feel free to contact one of the following people:

next meeting is the teacher panel meeting, and it will be Sunday, March 20 at 6:00 pm in VH 1148.

Minutes 1.31.16

Welcome back to the spring semester!
Here are some events for this semester:
Science Olympiad: Saturday, Feb. 13. Contact Dr. Lamp ( if you would like to help.
Elementary/Middle School Math Contest: Saturday, Feb. 20, 8:00-12:30 in Violette Hall. Contact Dr. Garth ( with questions or sign up to help here.

Competitions like these are something that would be very beneficial for prospective teachers to observe. Even if you aren’t helping with a competition, feel free to stop by and see how the event runs!

Meetings for the rest of the semester:
  • February 21: Questions and information about the MAE, registration, and capstones
  • March 20: Teacher panel
  • April 24: Elections for the 2016-17 school year
We also heard from people who went to various education conferences this winter. While the information presented at conference sessions is useful, the networking that can take place at conferences is also very valuable. Consider attending a conference next year if you haven’t already!

As always, feel free to contact any of the officers if you have questions or suggestions.
President: Katharine Siemer,
Vice President: Jeff Ciskowski,
Secretary/Webmaster: Melinda Mathews,