Public education has entered an age of increasing accountability. One consequence of this is the development of the Common Core State Standards.
This course will examine the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Part of the course will focus on the background and factors that led up to the present Common Core initiative, and the relationship of CCSSM to previous mathematics education initiatives such as STEM and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards. Societal and educational factors that have supported CCSSM will also be considered.
Another aspect of the course is a focus on how CCSSM differs from previous initiatives. During the course, students will determine what mathematics topics and processes will receive increased attention and which ones will receive decreased attention. An important feature of CCSSM is the Mathematics Practices.
The coursework will examine the Mathematical Practices and delineate how current research supports these practices. Additionally, some time will be spent comparing the Mathematical Practices and the NCTM Process Standards.
An important facet of CCSSM involves new and emerging technologies. It is critical to determine the appropriate role of technology in teaching and learning in the CCSSM environment The role of technology in the assessments planned for CCSSM are equally important. A final focus will be on how CCSSM relates to the classroom and how to implement CCSSM in the classroom.
As a result of completing this course, a student will have an overarching knowledge about CCSSM as it relates to previous initiatives and what societal and educational factors have supported CCSSM.
Graduate Participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional Development participants receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes, and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module 1: Introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CSSM)
Module 2: Overview of CCSS Mathematics Development: What is and is Not Emphasized with Regard to General Mathematics Domains?
Module 3: How NCTM & STEM Paved the Way for CCSSM
Module 4: NCTM Focal Points and CCSSM
Module 5: Overview of Mathematical Practices
Module 6: The Development of the Number Domain and Operations in Base 10 or Number and Operations - Fractions through the Grades (K-8): What is New?
Module 7: The Development of the Geometry Domain through Grades (K-8) - What is New?
Module 8: The Development of the Measurement and Data Domain through the Grades (K-8) - What is new?
Module 9: The Development of the Algebra Domain through Grades (K-8) - What is New?
Module 10: The Role of Assessments in CCSSM
Online Courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-Face Course courses are held Friday evening from 6pm-9pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8am-6pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:30am- 5:30pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district or school to ensure that all requirements are being met.
Check the Partner University area of our website for specific course tuition.
Students are to purchase their own textbook. Click “Textbook List” for information.
Professional Development participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes.