Mathematics Education

Admission Requirements | Program Requirements

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Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education, housed in the Curriculum and Instruction program in the Department of Teacher Education, is designed for mathematics teachers, coaches, facilitators, and specialists who want to develop their knowledge and skills of the teaching and learning of mathematics in the K-12 classroom. The graduate certificate is a 6-course, 18-credit hour graduate certificate; it does not satisfy licensure requirements. Many schools throughout the state are moving towards instructional facilitators in mathematics. This certificate supports instructional facilitators and underscore pedagogical practices by addressing Common Core State Standards.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (14 hours)

ECED 7307 Teaching Early Childhood Mathematics
MCED 7301 Teaching Middle School Mathematics
MCED 7302 Diagnosis & Remediation in Math
MCED 7305 Teaching Mathematics to the Gifted
SCED 7302 Specialized Instructional Methods

Teaching Field Electives (4 hours)

MATH 5383 Technology in Mathematics
SCED 7105, 7205, 7305 Independent Study
ORGraduate coursework in math content

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the coursework, students will be able to:

  • Understand K-12 mathematics curriculum and pedagogical practices
  • Understand and apply strategies for diagnosis and remediation of mathematics deficiencies
  • Understand and apply strategies to maximize the potential of mathematical talent
  • Develop conceptual understanding and pedagogical practices in mathematics education