CUNY's Algebra for All Micro-Credential

In partnership with NYCDOE, CUNY is pleased to provide DOE teachers with an opportunity to earn tuition-free nine credits out of a 15 credit micro-credential in mathematics content and pedagogy. The micro-credential will provide online graduate course work focusing on instructional practice and content that is critical to student success in Algebra I and beyond.

This micro-credential is appropriate for teachers of grades 3–9 (offerings are relevant for special education and bilingual teachers).

  • Application deadline: Thursday, June 30

NYC Department of Education, Equity & Excellence for All

Course Sequence

Applicants are asked to commit to the full course sequence.

  1. Fall 2022: CBSE 7400T Childhood Mathematics Education: Advanced Methodology and Practice
  2. Spring 2023: CBSE 7401T Methods for Teaching Number and Algebra in Grades 5 through 9
  3. Summer 1 2023: MATH 6141T Transition to Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers I
  4. Summer 2 2023: MATH 6142T Transition to Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers II
  5. Fall 2023: CBSE 7402T Seminar in Applied Theory and Research in Mathematics Education*

*Funding for tuition past Summer I 2023 is not guaranteed. Applicants may have to register for these courses at their own expense.

Tuition and fees for accepted NYCDOE teachers will be paid by CUNY. However, textbooks for courses are not covered. Participants will be responsible for purchasing books and materials for each course.

To Apply

  1. Create your account.
  2. Complete your application:
    1. On the Academic Information tab choose Non-Matriculated (Credits Only).
    2. Select Childhood Education Teacher (Grade 1–6)—Mathematics Option C.
    3. Under Academic History, enter all colleges and university attended. You can upload unofficial transcripts on this page. You are required to submit a copy of your bachelor’s degree transcript.
    4. Nondegree students are not required to submit recommendations.
    5. On the payment screen, choose check as the payment option to waive the fee.

You can submit the application without the transcripts. If you previous school participates in electronic transcripts, have them sent via e-mail. If your previous school sends paper transcripts only, send them to:

Brooklyn College
Graduate Admissions
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Any applicant submitting unofficial transcript will be required to submit official transcripts if admitted.

Course Descriptions

CBSE 7400T Childhood Mathematics Education: Advanced Methodology and Practice

45 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Development, application, and implementation of methodology and materials, and related research and theoretical perspectives. Principles and standards for mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Emphasis on teaching and learning in the number, operations, and algebra strands of the 1-6 curriculum. Organization for instruction. Literacy and mathematics. Thematic instruction. Use of technology in teaching and learning mathematics. Prerequisite: two of the following mathematics courses: MATH 7141T, 7142T, 7143T, 7144T, [605.5T], [605.6T], or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser.

CBSE 7401T Methods for Teaching Number and Algebra in Grades 5 through 9

45 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Continuation of CBSE 7400T [712.23T]. Emphasis on teaching and learning involving fractions, decimals, and percents, measurement/geometry, probability, and data interpretation. Interdisciplinary approaches involving mathematics and science, social studies, and literacy. Writing and assessment in mathematics. Diagnostic techniques, and adaptations of materials and methods for special needs learners. Introduction to research paradigms in mathematics education. Prerequisite: Childhood and Special Education 7400T.

MATH 6141T Transition to Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers I

45 hours; 3 credits
Topics in transitioning from arithmetic to algebraic thinking for teachers of upper elementary and middle school mathematics.
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate deputy.

MATH 6142T Transition to Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers II

45 hours; 3 credits
Topics in transitioning from arithmetic to algebraic thinking for teachers of upper elementary and middle school mathematics.
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate deputy.

CBSE 7402T Seminar in Applied Theory and Research in Mathematics Education **

45 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Educational research as applied to the analysis of teaching and learning of mathematics. Qualitative and quantitative research. Use of educational research techniques to analyze teaching and learning of mathematics in urban schools. Mathematics vocabulary, reading, and writing in mathematics. Focus on children with special needs and English-language learners. Nature and design of action research in mathematics education. Selection of a research topic and questions, review of related research. Prerequisite: Childhood and Special Education 7401T.

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