Huggins High School Science Seminar

Next Cohort to Start in September 2016

Students admitted will hold a Bachelor of Education (or equivalent) and a current teacher certification license. They may be currently teaching mathematics in the identified grades (5-9) or be interested in teaching math in these grades. The certificate is articulated to teachers at this level who do not have a strong background in mathematics in their undergraduate education (i.e. the program is not intended for students holding math majors or strong math minors). In addition, all applicants will be required to meet the academic entrance standards for admission to Acadia University, to independent student status at the graduate education level.  Professional development funds may be available from your board.

This certificate has been approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Education as a "Certificate".  Applicants to the certificate are advised to apply to NS Teacher Certification in advance of enrolling in the program, if their interest is in applying for a raise in teaching license on the basis of the certificate.  Please note that completion of this programme will not in itself constitute endorsement for mathematics as a teachable subject at the secondary level.

Program costs are based on per-course graduate tuition at Acadia. 

If you are interested in joining the upcoming cohort of this part-time program, please send us your application.

Application Checklist:


1.            Completed application form (pdf)

2.            Cover Letter (letter of intent)

3.            Official copies of post-secondary transcripts (not required from Acadia)

4.            Reference letter (letter of support)

5.            Resume (CV)

6.            Application fee of $50.00, by credit card or cheque (payable to Acadia University)


Completed admission package as listed above should be sent to: 

Open Acadia

Attention: Brenda Harris

Box 118, Rhodes Hall, 21 University Avenue, Acadia University

Wolfville, NS  B4P 2R6


Questions ?

 For further information on the program or the content of specific courses:

Dr. Jeff Hooper    Dr. Ann Vibert 
Department of Mathematics & Statistics    School of Education 
Acadia University    Acadia University


Open Acadia
1-800-565-6568 / 1-902-585-1434


The Certificate in Math Teaching requires teachers to complete six (6) Mathematics courses and four (4) Education courses, for a total 30 credit-hours.   

Though some courses will be a blended mix of face-to-face classroom and online work, the program is primarily a face-to-face cohort program. To the extent possible, course instructors consult with the cohort when deciding on the best dates and timeslots for classes.


Our next cohort will start in September 2016.  If you are interested, please send us your application package.


The following schedule of courses outline the planned rollout. 

Program Courses

Course Term
MATH 1533 - Mathematical Concepts Fall 2016
MATH 1543 - Mathematical Concepts II Winter 2017
EDUC 5673 - Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Mathematics Spring 2017
EDUC 5843 - Instructional Design Mathematics Summer 2017

MATH 1553 - Patterns and Algebra

Summer 2017
MATH 1563 - Number: Whole Numbers, Integers, Rationals and Real Numbers       Fall 2017
MATH 1573 - Geometry: 2D and 3D Winter 2018
EDUC 5303 - Principles of Assessment: Mathematics Assessment Focus Spring 2018
EDUC 5053 - Problems in Education (OR: Educ 5153 – Readings in Education) Summer 2018
MATH 1583 - Probability, Data Analysis, and Proportion Summer 2018

This part-time 30 credit-hour post-B.Ed. certificate is offered through a evening / weekend courses during the school year and compressed, intensive courses in the summer, supported by online work. In general, teachers enrolled will complete program requirements in two years.

The certificate aims to develop a number of learning outcomes, including:

  1. A broad understanding of mathematics topics and concepts central to math curriculum in grades 5-9, with a focus on how students develop these concepts, on problems that may arise in learning/teaching these concepts, and how the topics are both inter-related and related to continuing topics in the public school math curriculum.
  2. An understanding of current research and theory in math pedagogy, and how it informs current math curricula.
  3. An understanding of individual, small group, and whole group curriculum and instructional design for the teaching of mathematics.
  4. An understanding of assessment for and of learning as it applies to the learning of mathematics in these key grades.

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