Brigham Young University. Dept. of Mathematics Education

In 2001 the Department of Mathematics Education was established under the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Department chairs have included Gerald M. Armstrong (2001-2008), Steven Williams (2008-2014), and Blake Peterson (2014- ).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Dept. of Mathematics Education

Brigham Young University. Mathematics Education Dept.


Established: 2001

Location: Provo, Utah (2001- )


The Department of Mathematics Education offered an undergraduate and master degrees in Mathematics Education. A minor was also offered. Courses in the undergraduate program are designed to help prospective mathematics teachers plan, manage, and implement classroom activities that facilitate student's learning of mathematics. The program was designed to help prospective students mater the foundational skills of mathematics and to facilitate deep reflection on mathematics at all levels. This would be done through observation of and participation in high-quality classroom practice.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department was administered by the department chair, under the direction of the college dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (2001- )

Associated unit: David O. McKay School of Education. Dept. of Teacher Education (2001- )

Associated Archival Materials

Uncovering Transformative Experiences: A Case Study of the Transformations Made By One Teacher in a Mathematics Professional Development Program (378.2 Or73 2009)

What Does it Mean to Preservice Mathematics Teachers to Anticipate Student Responses? (378.2 W382 2006)


Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog, 2001-2002: p. 272 (Gerald M. Armstrong, chair (2001-2002); functions)

Brigham Young University website, via WWW, June 12, 2014 (Steven Williams, chair previous six years; Blake Peterson appointed as chair, 2014)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00610

Creator: RSP