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Associate Professor
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Courses Taught 
SCED 301: Methods of Teaching on the Secondary Level
SCED 303J: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School
SCED 303M: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
ELED 310: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
SCED 304M: Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: Mathematics
SCED 305M: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in Mathematics
SCED 401M: New Directions in Teaching Mathematics in the Junior and Senior High School
Research Interests 
Access, Equity, and Excellence in Mathematics Education Educators' Professional Preparation, Practice and Development School Reform
Education 

University of Colorado Boulder
Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D.

Northwestern University
Mathematics, M.S.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Mathematics and Psychology Majors; Education Minor, B.S.
Illinois Teaching Certificate in Mathematics, Grades 6-12

Background 

Dr. Brelias is an educator with teaching experience in mathematics pedagogy, mathematics, and computer programming in high school, college and corporate settings. Her research examines the use of socially relevant mathematics applications in secondary mathematics classrooms. 

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