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Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching Certificate

Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching Certificate


Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching Certificate

CU Denver is offering a certificate program focused, first and foremost, on augmenting practicing teachers’ mathematical content knowledge for teaching. Each course is organized to fit teachers at all K-12 school grade levels, including mathematics and special education teachers. Major themes for each course are informed by national and state standards, particularly the new Colorado Common Core Standards. Each course will engage the participating teachers in exploring and expanding their own comprehension of the topics while examining and increasing their understanding of how students develop such knowledge.

Certificate Structure

There are 2 track options for teachers to choose from: an elementary focused course sequence and a K-12 course sequence. The elementary track is as follows: MTED 5619, MTED 5620, then MTED 5622 OR MTED 5623 for a total of three classes. The K-12 track is as follows: MTED 5621, MTED 5622, and MTED 5623 for a total of 3 classes.​

Each course stands alone; you may want to take one class or all three. Courses may be taken in any order.

Certificate Format

Online

Cost

All courses are three graduate credit hours. Tuition for each course is $359.50/credit along with $10 in student fees per credit hour ($1108.50/course). MTED 5621, 5622, and 5623 are offered in an online format which accrues a $100 online fee per course.

Related Degree Programs
MA Curriculum and Instruction
MS Education
All credits may be applied with a concentration in elementary math or secondary math.

Courses Term Offered
​​​MTED 5619​: Expanding Conceptions of Number
Teachers' learning will focus on quantities and operations in place value number systems.
​TBA
​​​MTED 5620: Developing Fractional & Proportional Reasoning

Teachers' lear​ning will foc​us on quantities and operations involved with ratio, fraction, and proportion.​​​

​TBA
​​​MTED 5621: A World of (different) Numbers: Quantities and Operations Underlying K-12 Common Core Standards 
Teachers' learning will focus on the four main number systems - Integers, Rational, Real, and Complex; and on how students progress from one to another and how teaching may promote students' progress
Summer
MTED 5622: Expanding Conceptions of Algebra: Algebraic Reasoning Underlying K-12 Common Core Standards 
Teachers' learning will focus on the key ideas of equivalence, variable, co-variation, and function; and on how students progress from one to another and how teaching may promote students' progress.
Fall
MTED 5623: Geometrical Ways of Reasoning Underlying K-12 Common Core Standards 
Teachers' learning will focus on the key ideas of transformation, congruence, similarity, measurement, conjecture, and proof; and on how students progress in their geometric reasoning and how teaching may promote students' progress.
Spring
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