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IM Certification

IM Certification for IM 6–12 Math™ Professional Learning

Become an IM Facilitator certified by Illustrative Mathematics, helping educators deliver high-quality math instruction

We’re looking for passionate educators to join our enthusiastic and dedicated community of IM Facilitators certified by Illustrative Mathematics. The Illustrative Mathematics Certification program (IM Certification) provides training and mentoring to mathematics educators interested in becoming an IM Facilitator certified by Illustrative Mathematics. Facilitators earn a certification in IM 6–8 Math™ v. III and/or IM 9–12 Math™ v. I curriculum, enabling them to support educators implementing the curriculum.

Complete the Facilitator Application Form to complete your submission. We look forward to receiving your application. Please note, the selection process will begin early next year (2020).

About IM Certification

IM Certification Overview & Benefits

All candidates attend a 3-day in-person certification training. Upon successful completion*, participants will:

  • Earn a one-year certification as an IM 6–8 Math™ v. III and/or IM 9–12 Math™ v. I IM Facilitators certified by Illustrative Mathematics.
  • Receive exclusive invitations for additional trainings that prepare facilitators to provide advanced professional learning content.
  • Receive mentoring and support from IM to grow professionally.
  • Gain a prestigious credential from a respected non-profit mathematics organization.

Earn extra income delivering professional learning on behalf of IM.

*At the conclusion of the certification workshop, candidates must be recommended by the facilitator training leads to move forward in the certification process. Certification is not complete until candidates demonstrate success in facilitating an IM Professional Learning event.

 

Who Should Apply?

The best IM Certification candidates meet the following criteria:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3­+ years of experience teaching grades 5–12 mathematics or higher
  • At least 1 year of providing professional learning and/or coaching math teachers
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with positive, outgoing, flexible attitude
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Problem-solving ability and initiative
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Slides, and Drive
  • Ability to travel to professional learning engagements
  • Availability to facilitate professional learning

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching credential or endorsement in mathematics (any state)
  • National Board Certification in mathematics
  • Instructional coaching experience


NOTE: All facilitators must pass a required background check.

Participant Expectations

On acceptance into the IM Certification program, participants commit to:

  • Attending an in-person 3-day certification training.
  • Reviewing the IM 6–8 Math™ v. III and/or IM 9–12 Math™ v. I teacher and student materials for all grades prior to the training.
  • Being available to facilitate professional learning on behalf of IM.

Certification Fees and Materials

Accepted applicants must cover:

  • The IM Certification fee of up to $3,000*.
  • Cost of travel to the certification training.
  • Meals on travel days.
  • Dinner on training days.

*Scholarships are available for all eligible candidates. Fee may be fully or partial subsidized based on commitment to provide future professional learning events.

IM will provide:

  • Training and materials.
  • Breakfast and lunch on training days.
  • The opportunity to join our dedicated community of IM Facilitators certified by Illustrative Mathematics.

How Do I Apply?

Complete the Facilitator Application Form to complete your submission. We look forward to receiving your application. Please note, the selection process will begin early next year (2020).

“Going through the IM Certification process has definitely helped me grow my skills and confidence as a facilitator. To know that the content I’m delivering is mathematically and pedagogically sound, and that I’ll get to train others to use it while also growing and learning along with the participants, makes traveling to different places and meeting new faces a fantastic experience.”

—Belinda Thompson, IM Facilitators certified by Illustrative Mathematics