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Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Middle Grades

The fully-online, five course post-master’s program in Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Middle Grades at Queens College is designed to deepen and enhance elementary and middle school mathematics teachers’ knowledge of mathematics and its pedagogy. Approaches are grounded in a philosophy of student-centered learning, deep mathematical understanding, and developing a growth mindset in participants and their students. With this mission in mind, the goals of this new program include outcomes for participants related to mathematics content, pedagogy, and attitudes. Participants will demonstrate meeting these goals and objectives through a culminating project at the end of the five-course sequence, and by incorporating these ideas into their respective classrooms.

Courses running summer 2024 for NYC DOE teachers.


Admissions at a Glance
Fall Deadline Spring only
Spring Deadline December 1
Extended Deadline None
Letters of Reference 1
Essay 500 Words
PTE 68
Accepts Non-Matric Yes

Apply at no cost by June 30, 2025 to any of our Graduate Math Education Programs. These programs lead to teacher certification in an area of high need in New York City public schools. CUNY is encouraging applications to these programs by sponsoring the $75 fee for applications received before June 30, 2025. Please contact grad@qc.cuny.edu with any questions.

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.

  1. Applicants must submit a resume with their application

Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.