Mathematics Excellence in the Common Core

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

With the adoption of the Common Core Standards in many states, today's educators must learn how to effectively use these standards to improve instruction and support student success. NCU's Mathematics Excellence in the Common Core post-baccalaureate certificate will help you gain a deeper understanding of mathematics in the Common Core, while learning how to apply these standards to daily practice in the classroom.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Education are eight weeks in length.

12 Credit Hours

Course Code

Name

Course Description

EDC5010-8

Making the Shift: Understanding Math in Common Core

In this course, the structure of math standards is analyzed along with clustered math content strands spiraled throughout the K-12 curriculum. Participants will be introduced to the purpose and development of the Common Core Standards, will investigate the spiral of K-12 content strands, and will synthesize the strands by cluster. Course mastery will be demonstrated through a peer presentation of background, structure, analysis, and implementation of the Common Core Standards.

EDC5011-8

Improving Instructions: Applying Math in the Common Core I

In this course, students will gain knowledge of the math practice and content standards within the Common Core State Standards. Students will demonstrate mastery through designing a unit lesson plan using a cluster of standards. Topics include: math practice standards, cluster content, content knowledge structure, and content standards for school improvement.

EDC5012-8

Improving Instruction: Applying Math in the Common Core II

In this course, students will gain knowledge of the math practice and content standards within the Common Core State Standards. Students will demonstrate mastery through designing a rubric, outlining an assessment, and designing a lesson and a unit assessment plan using a cluster of standards. Topics include: math practice standards, cluster content, content knowledge structure, and content standards for school improvement.

EDC5013-8

Excellence and Innovation: Math in the Common Core in a PLC Setting

In this course, students will analyze the Common Core math and content practice state standards. Students will demonstrate mastery through integrating Professional Learning Communities, implementing the Response to Intervention model, and creating a Common Core State Standards implementation plan. Topics include: Common Core State Standards, student achievement, long-term planning, and school improvement in mathematics.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Education's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $460
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,380
  • Program cost: $5,520
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $250
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors.For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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