Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

Mathematics Education

Join us for an online information session: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
The session will run between 30 and 45 minutes.

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In this Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies – Mathematics Education - students will be challenged to examine their assumptions about mathematics learning alongside cultural, historical, and contemporary research and varied perspectives on learning. Mathematics pedagogy and learning will be explored through research and professional literature, experiential learning, and reflection. We will draw upon examples from Indigenous traditions and peoples, wisdom traditions, and mathematics education for social justice. This exploration will include the qualities of playful engagement, and the characteristics of tasks that encourage play in PreK-12 mathematics classrooms and beyond.

Students in these courses are eligible for the Alberta Education Math Bursary Program, an award of $1,000 for those who meet eligibility criteria. Full details are available on the Alberta Education website.


Program Goals

The following program goals are specific to Mathematics Education:

  • Deepen and extend knowledge in mathematics education, recognizing the role of curriculum, historical and contemporary perspectives on learning, opportunities for culturally responsive teaching, and contexts for playful interactions.
  • Describe, reflect and comment on current scholarly/practice issues in mathematics education grounded in research-based and collective experiences.
  • Apply mathematics education research to enhance teaching and learning in varied contexts, and attend to diverse conceptualizations of learning to be responsive to learners’ needs and experiences.

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