Topics in this course include research methods such as: case studies, interviews and action research. Students will engage in these types of research and analyze related research done in the field of mathematics education. Students will design and implement a research project based on the concepts learned in this class. The impact of research on policies and practices will be explored as students familiarize themselves with state and national standards and policies. Students will also learn how to interpret findings from research and relate them to classroom practices. The course will require 10 - 20 hours of field experience.