In partnership with NYCDOE, CUNY is pleased to
provide all elementary and middle school teachers with an opportunity to earn a
tuition-free 15 credit micro-credential in mathematics content and pedagogy. It
will provide graduate coursework focusing on strong instructional practice and
the content that is critical to student success in Algebra I and beyond.
Five Course Sequence:
Applicants are asked to commit to the full
Course 1: SEYS 767.3 Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Middle
Developing algebraic thinking is more than simply practicing how
to “solve for x.” It involves recognizing patterns, modeling relationships
between and among quantities, comparing and analyzing quantitative
relationships, variables and functions, and nontraditional, non-routine problem
solving. This course will build on these ideas and provide suggestions and
methods for developing algebraic thinking in the middle grades.
Course 2: SEYS 767.3 Mathematical Initiatives and Methods in the Middle
This course will help introduce and familiarize students with a
variety of methods for planning, instruction, discourse, assessment and
reflection of mathematics in the middle grades (5 – 9). Students will discuss
and implement strategies to help teachers create, facilitate and assess
mathematical ideas for all learners. Course activities will provide a basis for
the development of competent math teachers, including familiarity with relevant
research, sources of information, and instructional assistance. Student will be
given opportunities to practice each idea in action.
Course 3: SEYS 767.3. Mathematical Foundations of the Secondary
Designed to give prospective secondary school mathematics
teachers an understanding of the mathematics they will be teaching as well as
the history of mathematics. An examination will be made of the thought
underlying the secondary curriculum, from a consideration of the nature of
mathematics and mathematical thought to the construction of simple mathematical
models drawn from secondary school topics. Common student misconceptions will
Course 4: SEYS 767.3 Mathematics in the Junior
High or Middle School
The focus of the course is on the improvement of instruction through
the examination of the most current issues concerning
mathematics instruction in the middle school and the latest curriculum,
instructional strategies, manipulatives, and technologies that can be used to
enhance the learning of mathematics for all junior high and middle school
Course 5: SEYS 767.3 Research Seminar in Mathematics
As a discipline, mathematics education is a very young science.
It evolved from the work of psychologists, mathematicians, and educators who, during
the early part of the 20th century, formulated hypotheses to be examined and
studied in the context of the mathematics classroom. This course will examine
two main questions: how does research influence classroom practice, and how
does practice influence research? Answers to these questions will help you to
become a critical consumer of mathematics education research, and to explore
connections between research and practice.
For continuing Algebra
for All participants, Course 2 will be offered on Wednesdays at 4:35, and
Course 4 will be offered on Mondays at 5pm during the fall 2020 semester.
For new participants in the online Algebra for all fully online
program, Course 1 will be offered synchronously on Wednesdays at 4:35pm during
the fall 2020 semester.
Classes Begin August 26, 2020
Applications procedure for new fully online
program beginning fall 2020
Fall 2020 Application Deadline is Aug. 1,
How to Apply:
• Create an account:
Follow this link to the application and create an account: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate
• Select Non-Degree fall
• Select Adolescent
Education: Math-Post Bacc Adv. Cert.
• You are not required to
pay the application fee. Please follow the prompt and check the required
acknowledgement box, but you will not be required to pay any application
• There are two REQUIRED
(2) A cover letter indicating your interest in
the Algebra for All fully-online microcredential program at Queens
Both documents must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• At the end of this process,
it is necessary to click the “Submit Application” link at the bottom right-hand
side of the page.
Step 1: Confirmation; Step 2 (Final Step): Signature and click the "Submit
Application" button. A confirmation message will appear.
Please note your application will not be
processed unless you email both the cover letter and transcripts to
email@example.com. Missing items will cause unnecessary delays in
the processing of your application. Thank you!