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.
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.
All courses are three graduate credit hours. Tuition for each course is significantly reduced to only $260/credit ($780/course).
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MA Curriculum and Instruction
All credits may be applied with a concentration in elementary math or secondary math.
|MTED 5619: Expanding Conceptions of
Teachers' learning will focus on quantities and operations in
place value number systems.
|MTED 5620: Developing Fractional
& Proportional Reasoning
Teachers' learning will focus on quantities and operations
involved with ratio, fraction, and proportion.
|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
|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.
|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.