Mastering the Teaching of Calculus I Course Page


Mastering the Teaching of Calculus I

Graduate Credit PD Course
Course ID: MTE_501
Price: $499 per class
Credits: 3 graduate credits per class
Time: Complete anytime within 9 months
Admissions: Start anytime!

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Course Overview


Knowledge of Calculus I content and an undergraduate degree. We suggest completing the Advancement Professional Development “Fundamentals of Calculus 1″ course for reference information and understanding of course subject material. Students in all 50 states and at overseas schools have successfully completed this course.

Course Description:

The primary goal of this Professional Development (PD) course is for the student to begin to acquire the techniques necessary to effectively teach Calculus I at the secondary level. This course will focus on the investigation of materials, pedagogy, and technology to teach Calculus I and to refresh content knowledge in ways that conform to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. Students will examine strategies and skills to creatively engage secondary level mathematics students as they begin to master Calculus I.


Textbooks are required for each course and are purchased separately by the student.  Please download the syllabus for the information on which textbooks are needed.

Graphing Calculator:

The use of a graphing calculator is required. While participants may use any graphing calculator, the supplemental DVDs use the TI-83. The TI-84 is very similar and can easily be used as well. Knowledge and competence for use of other graphing calculators will be the sole responsibility of the participant.

Course Requirements:

This course will be offered through Distance Education. Participating teachers may take up to nine months to complete all requirements. There are no scheduled class sessions or meetings. There is an Internet web site that contains activities, practice problems,four quizzes and a cumulative Final Examination.

Course Topics:

Course topics include but not limited to: continuity, limits, introduction to derivatives, implicit differentiation, graphing, mean value theorem, Definite integrals and slope field.



Start anytime! We offer rolling admissions with all of our courses. When you are ready to Register, select this Enroll Now link to complete your enrollment. Submit this form and payment of $499. When your form and payment are received, you will be sent your course materials and access to the Course Web Site.

Accredited College

Upon completion, students may request a transcript from Converse College, a leader in graduate education and an accredited institution. Credits may be applied towards professional development, licensure renewal, career and salary advancement.
Please Note: These courses are not designed to satisfy requirements for those seeking to teach at the community college level or above, or for dual enrollment. Students must check with their state/district for approval.

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I must thank Converse College for setting up these excellent distance learning classes for mathematics educators.”~Former Online Math Education Courses Student