Walter Stroup

Associate Professor / Chairperson

STEM Education & Teacher Development

508-910-6603

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Liberal Arts 398B

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Algebraic Structures for Teachers examines the many forms of algebraic reasoning and their conceptual underpinnings, the fundamental shift in the place of algebra in school mathematics and the potential unifying role of abstract and general algebraic structures at the high school level.

Individual and/or group study under supervision of a faculty member in an area of middle school mathematics for teachers that is not otherwise part of graduate course offerings.

Exploration of an area of elementary school mathematics relevant for teachers. The course is an individualized opportunity for an individual or group of students to engage in inquiry about a mathematics education topic of interest that is not otherwise part of the graduate course offerings. This course is supervised by a faculty member.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Individual and/or group study under supervision of a faculty member in an area of middle school mathematics for teachers that is not otherwise part of graduate course offerings.
Register for this course.

Exploration of an area of elementary school mathematics relevant for teachers. The course is an individualized opportunity for an individual or group of students to engage in inquiry about a mathematics education topic of interest that is not otherwise part of the graduate course offerings. This course is supervised by a faculty member.
Register for this course.

Research

Research Interests

  • Development of generative design to support group-based, socially mediated, STEM focused classroom learning for grades three through university

Dr. Walter Stroup’s most recent work includes the development of pattern-based items, methods and assessment technologies used statewide by the Texas Education Agency with over 400,000 students in grades 3-8 students (math and language arts/reading) and also serving as Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded, Group-based Cloud Computing for STEM Education Project (gbccstem.com) An education researcher, classroom educator, and developer for more than 30 years, he currently serves as Chair of the Department of STEM Education and Teacher Development at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Dr. Stroup is an experienced leader of research teams and a repeat recipient of funding from the National Science Foundation. Prior to accepting his current position, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas, Austin. The teacher education program he helped found while at UT is used by more than 45 universities across the US. He has also been a consultant to state and federal ministries of education in Mexico. Dr. Stroup received his doctorate in education from Harvard University.

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