- About the Program
- Curriculum – including courses
- Admission Requirements
- Start Dates & Application Deadlines
About the Program
This program prepares elementary-certified teachers for the middle grades subject area specialization in mathematics. It provides an opportunity for middle grades teachers to deepen and extend their understanding of mathematics in the areas of number sense and numerical operations, geometry and measurement, algebra, data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics. At the same time, they continue their professional development by exploring issues and innovations in mathematics education. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of the content of state and national standards.
The program is appropriate for teachers who are currently teaching mathematics in grades 4-8 who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge, those certified in secondary mathematics who wish to gain a deeper understanding of middle grades mathematics, and those responsible for the development and articulation of curriculum and instruction in mathematics in the middle grades.
- Total semester hours (s.h.) required for program completion: 18
- Thesis requirement: None
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester Hours|
|Required Courses: 18 s.h.|
|MATH 03600||Topics in Elementary Mathematics||3|
|MATH 01528||Math Modeling/Algebraic Reasoning||3|
|ELEM 02552||Research on Children's Math Learning||3|
|SMED 33502||Processes and Principles of School Mathematics||3|
|MATH 01523*||Selected Topics in Math||3 (*6)|
*Students must take this course 2x with different topic areas for a total of 6 credits. Please consult Academic Advisor with questions.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for this program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
- CGCE Graduate Application Form (pdf)
- $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
- Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
- Current professional resume
- Typewritten statement of professional objectives
- Two letters of recommendation
- Copy of NJ teaching certificate (Standard, CEAS, or CE)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
Below is a list of anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.
|Entry Term & Module||Start Date(s)||Application Deadline(s)|
|Fall 2013||Late Aug./Early Sept.||08/01/2013|
Tuition & Costs
$630 tuition + $141.90 in fees = $771.90
(this rate applies to academic year 2012/2013 and is subject to change)