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.

This certificate features fully online delivery during the Fall and Spring terms, with online courses and short visits to Colorado in Summer term.

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

How many courses you take, and when you take them, will impact how long it takes to complete the program. You can finish in as little as two terms if you take three courses per term. Many students take two courses per term and finish in one year.

Summer Courses

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 (in Greeley, Colorado, near the Rocky Mountains and Denver) the 2nd week of June with classes held 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).

Fall & Spring Courses

Mathematics graduate courses are offered fully online during Fall and Spring terms. Some of these courses may include weekly synchronous (scheduled) course sessions, where instructors and students "meet" online at the same time.


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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