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 is delivered fully online.

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 Teaching (Master's)

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Coursework (18 Credit Hours)

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 few as two terms if you take three courses per term. Many students take two courses per term and finish in one year. Courses are delivered completely online.

  • Fall & Spring terms: Courses will include weekly synchronous (scheduled) course sessions Mon-Thurs (evenings), where instructors and students "meet" online at the same time.
  • Summer terms: You will be able to take up to three Summer courses, which overlap so that you only take two courses at a time. Summer courses will include synchronous sessions Mon-Thurs (mornings and afternoons) in June and July.

For an example of 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 Concentration program.

For full program requirement 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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