CBU’s 30-credit Certificate in High School Mathematics Education leads high school educators to a second teachable in mathematics. The certificate is for passionate in-service educators working at the high school level, who are not endorsed to teach mathematics and are interested in earning that endorsement with this certificate. The certificate program is primarily offered on-campus with scheduling suitable for working teachers. The certificate is intended to be completed within two years of study, and will begin in September 2023.
Teachers will enhance their mathematics skills and pedagogies to support all students in their numeracy journeys. Approved by the Nova Scotia Office of Teacher Certification, this certificate leads to a second teachable in mathematics. Courses have been carefully selected in consultation with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education and the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Teaching methodology courses focus deeply on foundational skills in mathematics, embedding culturally responsive, inclusive practices in the mathematics classroom, and strategies for authentic assessment and learning.
Who should apply?
In-service educators currently working or interested in working at the high school level in Nova Scotia, who:
Enjoy mathematics and understand the importance and real-world applications of mathematics
Are not already endorsed to teach mathematics
Do not have a major/minor in mathematics
Are committed to learning and building upon culturally responsive practices to foster a strong sense of belonging in their classrooms
Education Courses (12 credits total)
EDUC-4171 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3 Credits)
EDUC-4154 Curriculum and Instruction of Secondary Mathematics I (3 Credits)
EDUC-4155 Curriculum and Instruction of Secondary Mathematics II (3 Credits)
EDUC-5168 Advanced Graduate Seminar: Teaching High School Mathematics (3 Credits)
Sample Mathematics Courses (18 credits total):
MATH-1101 Calculus with Precalculus 1 (3 Credits)
MATH-1105 Calculus I (3 Credits)
MATH-1109 Introductory Statistics I (3 Credits)
MATH-1114 Math. of Personal Finance (3 Credits)
MATH-1116 Intro. to Computing with C++ (3 Credits)