PDF of the survey results.
I wanted to make available the results of the survey that I asked you all to fill out. I had roughly 14-15 responses and I think that the feedback that I got ranges over a full spectrum of why people enrolled in the program and what they are finding the program is about.
I fear that the people who are not happy with the program (responses 11&12 answered 'no, they would not recommend') got the impression from outside influences what this program is about and not from us (both make reference to such). I am making changes to the program description, so if you have suggestions about how to make it clearer please let me know.
I am listening to your suggestions but I know I can't meet all of them. Those that have asked for 'more education' courses, we can only try. This program is a mathematics degree so we have (a) second choice on education courses and (b) the math courses are supposed to go above and beyond what you learn in high school so that as teachers you have a better perspective of what is in the elementary/high school/college curriculum and why.
We are trying to offer more semester long courses, this will improve over the next year. We can offer summer courses during the day *in theory* but all students who would be taking the course have to agree given our mandate of being a part time program. This year we wanted to offer one of the summer courses during the day but ran into a conflict with a student who works during the summers and needed the last course to finish.