A Graduate Certificate Program Designed for Teachers of Undergraduate Mathematics

The Mathematics Graduate Certificate is designed for those individuals who already have a master's degree and need 18 credit hours of graduate mathematics to meet credential requirements for teaching undergraduate mathematics courses.

A Summers-Only, Mostly Online Delivery with Short Visits to Colorado

This certificate is offered during two consecutive Summers.

  • In June and July, you will attend online classes that include synchronous (scheduled) online class sessions.
  • You will also join  us for four days each July in Greeley, Colorado (near the Rocky Mountains and Denver).

Ensure Your Eligibility to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics Courses...

Including Dual Enrollment or Community College Teaching

Many colleges and universities require a master's degree and a minimum of 18 graduate Mathematics credits for instructors of college-level math courses (whether teaching on-campus, online or dual enrollment courses). This requirement is in many cases mandated by each institution's regional accrediting body, including:

  • The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits colleges and universities in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which accredits colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Also Available as a Master's Degree

If you would like to take these credits as part of a master's degree, learn more about our Mathematics MA: Teaching Emphasis

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 Course Delivery Method & Timing

  • You will be able to take up to three Summer courses, which overlap so that you only take two courses at a time. Between the three courses, you will attend...
    • Online the 1st week of June (including synchronous sessions Mon-Thurs mornings);
    • On-campus the 2nd week of June (with class Mon-Thurs morning and afternoon); and
    • Online with Mon-Thurs synchronous sessions (morning and some afternoon sessions from the 3rd week of June through mid-July, then morning sessions only until the end of July).
  • Mathematics graduate courses are also occasionally offered online during Fall and Spring term. Please work with your advisor after you are admitted if you would be interested in these additional offerings.

Coursework (18 Total Credit Hours)

To see the upcoming courses, visit this program's Current Students page. Note: the Current Students page is for students in this program and those in the Mathematics MA: Teaching Emphasis program.

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Taking all four courses from the required courses section above would allow one course to count for three of your elective hours. Other recommended graduate course options include:


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog. Please note that additional course options may be listed in the catalog description that are no longer offered.

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