Graduate Certificate in Teaching Mathematics

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Tanja N. Class of 2016


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The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Mathematics program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Further your teaching career with National University’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching Mathematics. Designed to improve the quality of mathematics teaching in grades K-9, this certificate courses focus on the pedagogy of mathematics and the development of balanced instructional programs that meet the needs of today’s diverse students.

Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards, this graduate certificate in mathematics course content includes research-based strategies for developing curriculum and instructional materials, delivering instruction, conducting scholarly investigation, integrating technology, and evaluating student performance. Specific course materials focus on contemporary issues and challenges in teaching mathematics, algebra and number theory, geometry and measurement, probability, and statistics.

Content prepares teacher credential holders and/or candidates for the CSET 1 and 2 Foundational Level Mathematics Exam. In order to be successful in this program, potential candidates should have basic mathematics knowledge and skills (equivalent to CSET multiple subject and Praxis II elementary education) or above.

The four-course certificate sequence is designed to prepare you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and dispositions for meeting the unique challenges of teaching mathematics in elementary and middle schools. Given the demand for qualified teachers in this area, a Certificate in Teaching Mathematics will improve candidate teaching performance, increase student learning, and enhance employment opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Analyze current principles, state and national standards, trends, and issues in teaching mathematics in grades K-9.
Demonstrate the ability to develop a balanced program of mathematics instruction that includes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving in algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, and number theory.
Apply evidence-based best practices research in the delivery and evaluation of a balanced mathematics education program.

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