NCTQ Standard 5 - Common Core Elementary Mathematics

The program prepares teacher candidates to successfully teach to the Common Core State Standards for elementary mathematics.

Standard applies to: Elementary and Special Education programs.

Indicators that the program meets the standard:

5.1 Programs require candidates to take a course sequence that thoroughly covers essential elementary mathematics topics in numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

5.2 Textbooks used in these courses support instruction on essential topics of elementary mathematics.

5.3 The program requires an elementary mathematics methods course that includes adequate field work or a concurrent practicum that holds teacher candidates individually accountable for mastering instructional skills.


A program will earn a "strong design" designation if adequate elementary mathematics content is combined with elementary mathematics methods instruction in a coordinated set or sequence of courses that satisfies indicators 5.1-5.3.