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Under general direction, to provide supervisory and consultant services in the planning, organization, and development of a statewide program for the promotion and improvement of the teaching of mathematics in the public schools of the State; to plan, organize, and develop research studies concerning curricular problems in the teaching of mathematics; to evaluate mathematics education programs in the public schools; and to do other related work.
Assists in the development and coordination of a statewide program for the improvement of the teaching of mathematics in elementary and secondary public schools; studies, evaluates, and prepares reports on curricular problems and teaching methods in mathematics, including remedial problems; advises and consults school administrators, teachers, and coordinators in planning and developing special programs, including in-service training for local school personnel; writes and compiles manuals, bulletins, and other instructional aids; evaluates and makes recommendations for approval of courses and curricula in mathematics prepared for local schools; initiates and conducts research and studies concerning problems of mathematics instruction; interprets and assists in enforcing the provisions of the California Education Code and Rules of the Department of Education relative to the curricula and organization of mathematics education in the public schools; meets with lay and professional groups interested in the improvement of mathematics instruction; attends and participates in national, regional, and local educational conferences; writes articles for publication; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.
Possession of a valid standard administration or supervision credential or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization issued under authority of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. (Possession of valid regular standard teaching credential with a major in mathematics or a credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization issued under authority of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, and possession of an earned doctorate with a major in mathematics may be substituted for the required administration or supervision.) (Applicants who do not possess the required credential will be admitted to the examination but must secure the credential before they will be considered eligible for appointment. An earned graduate degree in education or subjects related to mathematics may be substituted for the credential requirement.) and Three years of experience in the teaching of mathematics in elementary, secondary, or higher education, including or supplemented by one year of supervisory or administrative experience in the field of mathematics education, such as a mathematics department head.
Knowledge of: Principles, trends, and practices of teaching mathematics in elementary and secondary education; the California Education Code; Federal and State legislation and administrative regulations and policies pertaining to instruction in the public schools with particular reference to mathematics education; current literature in the field of mathematics education; modern teacher training methods; research terminology and techniques; organization of the California educational system.
Ability to: Conduct conferences, workshops, and teachers' institutes; demonstrate classroom procedures; work cooperatively with school officials, representatives of civic groups, State officials, and others; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Willingness to travel throughout the State; tact; and pleasing personality.