Participants in this Graduate Certificate program will learn to identify students’ concept understanding and areas needing further development using quantifiable and research-based assessments.

Teachers will:

  • Implement research-based teaching methods
  • Effectively implement the use of manipulatives and models to maximize student learning in mathematics
  • Research and implement assessment-based and focused interventions
  • Implement continual progress monitoring through the use of data analysis and documentation of student learning
  • Provide the leadership necessary to develop, implement, support, and maintain an appropriate math RTI program

All courses are offered using a blended format, with a combination of face-to-face class meetings and online study.

Completion of this Certificate requires four UMF courses:

  • EDU 524  Advanced Mathematics Methods for Elementary School Teachers
         or  EDU 561  Methods for Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education
  • EDU 525  Developing Formative Assessment Practices in the Mathematics Classroom
  • EDU 527  Mathematics Intervention: Theory and Data Informed Decision Making
  • EDU 528  Mathematics Intervention: Implementation and Assessment
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Note: If you have not already completed these courses at UMF in the previous five (5) years and received a grade of B or higher you are required to register for one or more of the courses in your Graduate Education Certificate Program offered in the upcoming semester / term. Please contact us for details.

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Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Mailing address:
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938