Graduate Certificate in Mathematics (Online)

Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requires all high school teachers who teach dual-credit or other college-level courses to hold a master's degree in the field or to have a master's degree in another area (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in the discipline. The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides these 18 discipline-specific credit hours.

Certificate Information

15-16 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

Applicants must possess a B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, or a related bachelor’s degree in education with a mathematics specialization, concentration, or outside area; or two years of secondary teaching experience in dual-credit mathematics classes.

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, students must complete 18 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Mathematics core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Mathematics elective courses (9 credit hours)

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise stated.

Core courses
Choose three courses

  • MATH-T 601 - Topics in Algebra
  • MATH-T 610 - Topics in Analysis
  • MATH-T 620 - Topics in Topology/Geometry
  • MATH-T 640 - Topics in Applications
  • MATH-T 650 - Topics in Probability/Statistics

Elective courses
Choose three courses for a total of 9 credit hours

Choose three electives from among the certificate's five categories: algebra, analysis, topology/geometry, differential equations and applications, probability/statistics.


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