Teaching Mathematics (K-8)

Teaching Mathematics (K-8) Certificate Program

Fueling Math Teachers
About Our Program

This 24-credit graduate certificate provides the additional depth of mathematics content and pedagogical knowledge needed to make you a successful math teacher. Apply what you learn in certificate courses directly into your classroom the next day! Sharpen your own understanding of mathematics as you learn to engage students in meaningful mathematics in grades K-8. All courses are offered in a hybrid or remote format. UCCS institutional aid is available for this program. This certificate fulfills the requirements of a Middle School Mathematics Endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education. Certificate courses may count toward a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction at UCCS. 

 

Certificate/Endorsement ONLY

Required documents:

  • All official transcripts from colleges/universities
  • Three recommendations (contact information only)
  • Vitae/resume and career goal statement
  • $50.00 application fee (non-refundable)

Select "All Graduate Students" then "Teaching Mathematics (Graduate Certificate)" for the "Degree Program".  

 

Certificate/Endorsement with MA

Required documents:

  • All official transcripts from colleges/universities 
  • Three recommendations (contact information only)
  • Vitae/resume and career goal statement
  • Background check OR copy of your teaching license
  • $60.00 application fee (non-refundable)

Select "All Graduate Students" then "Curriculum and Instruction (MA)" for the "Degree Program" and "Teaching Mathematics" for the "Program Concentration".

Certificate

Teaching Mathematics

Required Courses

Financial Aid Priority filing date is March 1 

  • CURR 5301 Mathematical Connections & Concepts
  • CURR 5302 Leadership & Mentoring in the Mathematics Classroom
  • CURR 5305 Assessment & Technology in the Mathematics Classroom
  • CURR 5311 Mathematics for Teaching: Numbers & Operations
  • CURR 5312 Mathematics for Teaching: Algebraic Reasoning
  • CURR 5313 Mathematics for Teaching: Rational Numbers & Proportional Reasoning
  • CURR 5314 Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry & Measurement
  • CURR 5315 Mathematics for Teaching: Data Analysis & Statistics

Topics Include

  • Base-10 number systems and operations, rational numbers, proportional reasoning, geometric thinking, measurement concepts, algebraic thinking, and statistical competency 
  • Assessments & interventions for mathematics learners
  • Standards- and evidence-based approaches for teaching mathematics
  • Leadership in mathematics education

If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process or would like more information, call 719-255-4996 or education@uccs.edu