MAE 312/540 (Microteaching/Clinical Experience)-Spring 2022


Course Description: This is a two credit internship in mathematics classrooms at the junior high and high school level. You will attend 44 periods in a grade 7-9 setting and 44 periods in grade 10-12 classrooms. 22 of these periods must be in a room with a special education component. Remember you are on a job interview! Please act and dress professionally at all times. You are representing yourself and the university. (Consider this a “mini” student teaching experience.) There is a mandatory in-person seminar that accompanies this class at 3PM on Thursdays.


Course Instructor: Bill Bernhard (



Time Sheet and Journal (40%) Signed timesheet and hand-written journal summarizing your work in each of the 88 periods. You can find the time sheet at the PEP webpage.

Attendance and Participation at Seminar (10%)

Project from clinical experience (10%) There are many options here. You can teach a unit and obtain a letter from the cooperating teacher describing your work. You could write an in-depth analysis of an assessment you graded or create a case study on a student you worked with.  In addition, you could teach a lesson (with a formal lesson plan) and video it so that you may write a self-reflection. Submission of this project is due no later than 5/5.

Weekly Problem Sets on Mathematics, Pedagogy, and Curriculum (40%)


Weekly Schedule:

1/24: quadratic equations with radicals and absolute value

1/31: quadratic inequalities

2/7: exponents

2/14: inverse trigonometry

2/21: proof by contradiction and truth tables

2/28: e

3/7: polynomials

3/14: spring break

3/21: asymptotes

3/28: complex numbers

4/4: class canceled

4/11: circle theorems

4/18: class canceled

4/25: directly proportional

5/2:  Recap-say goodbye and good luck!


Student Absences Statement

Students are expected to attend every class, report for examinations and submit major graded coursework as scheduled. If a student is unable to attend lecture(s), report for any exams or complete major graded coursework as scheduled due to extenuating circumstances, the student must contact the instructor as soon as possible.  Students may be requested to provide documentation to support their absence and/or may be referred to the Student Support Team for assistance. Students will be provided reasonable accommodations for missed exams, assignments or projects due to significant illness, tragedy or other personal emergencies. In the instance of missed lectures the student is responsible for working with us to gather appropriate resources to learn the missed material.  


Please note, all students must follow Stony Brook, local, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID. For questions or more information click here.



Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Student Accessibility Support Center, located at ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, Room 128 (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Academic Integrity: Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be held personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at

Critical Incident Management: Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of University Community Standards any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.

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