Concentration in Implementing 6-8 Common Core and State Standards in Mathematics

Program Outcomes

  • Design developmentally and culturally appropriate curricula and instructional units to improve equity and academic achievement for 21st century learners.
  • Utilize academic standards to guide the selection of content and research-based instructional strategies to deliver the content.
  • Design and implement research-supported assessment plans and strategies that lead to continuous improvement of student achievement.
  • Analyze student data and apply research to adapt instruction and to select appropriate materials to improve student performance.
  • Apply research-based principles to establish positive, safe, and secure student-centered learning environments.
  • Engage in leadership opportunities, research, and participate professionally in ongoing learning.
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies to develop literacy knowledge and skills in reading/language arts and all content areas.
  • Utilize data-driven decision making and integrated, differentiated instruction using appropriate technologies and tools to improve the achievement for all students.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of the Common Core State Standards - Mathematics to design and implement curriculum and instruction for 6-8 grade levels.
  • Determine which Common Core State Standards – Mathematics best guide the selection of content and research-based instructional strategies to deliver mathematics content.

American College of Education's Professional Education Program, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, which is designed to provide graduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become instructional leaders in their classrooms, schools, and/or district, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from May 3, 2013 to May 3, 2020. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC's quality principles.