Immaculata’s fully online Endorsement in Mathematics Coaching represents sound, job-embedded professional development that has the potential to improve instructional practice and, ultimately, student achievement.
You will receive ongoing, classroom-based, personalized coaching, which will provide consistent support as you work to improve practice based on collaboration, inquiry and consultative feedback from your coach.
You will complete 45 hours of on-site field experiences that are closely integrated with coursework, assessment practices and program goals.
Tuition and Costs
The tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $520 per credit. This per-credit tuition rate for endorsement courses is offered at a 25 percent discount from the tuition for masters-level educational leadership courses.
- Know and deeply understand mathematics content across PreK-12 and acquire habits of the mind as they relate to concepts and skill development
- Identify and assist teachers with implementing evidence-based practices that effectively meet the unique academic and behavioral needs of students
- Develop and implement instructional strategies to improve mathematical literacy
- Be well versed in characteristics of adult learners and processes for successful coaching
- Complete 45 hours of on-site field experiences that are closely integrated with coursework, assessment practices and program goals
- A completed graduate application form, available online.
- Official copy of undergraduate or graduate transcript with degree granted.
- Two reference forms
- Copy of Level I or Level II Certification.
Mailed materials may be sent to:
Immaculata University Office of Graduate Admission
Lillian P. Lettiere Center #006
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
Once the above items have been received by the Graduate Office, you will receive registration and payment information.
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Literacy in Mathematics Education (3)
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