The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides graduate-level instruction in mathematics to students interested in obtaining advanced skills and knowledge in this area.
These may include instructors of finite mathematics, calculus and other introductory college-level mathematics courses. The certificate curriculum provides the knowledge and expertise needed to integrate new mathematical concepts and approaches into teaching.
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.
To apply to this program, you must possess a BA or BS in Mathematics, or a related bachelors degree in education with a mathematics specialization, concentration, or outside area; or you must have two years of secondary teaching experience in dual-credit mathematics classes.
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, you must complete 18 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Mathematics core courses (9 credit hours)
- Mathematics elective courses (9 credit hours)
You choose courses from the following areas of study: algebra, analysis, typology and geometry, differential equations and applications, and probability and statistics.
You explore core applications of algebra, including group theory, ring theory, field theory, commutative and noncommutative algebra, number theory, and more.
You cover topics in analysis application, including real analysis, complex analysis, Fourier analysis, and more.
Topology and Geometry
You study essential concepts of topology and geometry, including Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, point set topology, differential topology, differential geometry, and more.
Differential Equations and Applications
You examine differential equations and applications, including numerical methods, mathematics of finance, graph theory, mathematical physics, and more.
Probability and Statistics
You cover graduate-level knowledge of key concepts in probability and statistics.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics must hold either a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a bachelor's degree in education with a mathematics concentration or outside area, or secondary teaching experience in mathematics.
3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
To apply to this program:
Complete an online application that includes:
- 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program
ALL core courses are listed here. You will select from among these courses to fulfill degree requirements.
This course will cover core topics in Algebra, including Group Theory, Ring Theory, Field Theory, Commutative and Noncommutative Algebra, Number Theory, and other topics in Algebra.
This course will cover graduate-level knowledge in Analysis applications, including Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Fourier Analysis, and other topics in Analysis.
Students will develop graduate-level knowledge in essential concepts of Topology/Geometry including topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometry, Point set topology, Differential Topology, Differential Geometry, and other topics in Topology/Geometry.
Students will develop graduate-level knowledge in Differential Equations and Applications including Numerical Methods, Mathematics of Finance, Graph Theory, Mathematical Physics, and other topics.
This course will cover graduate-level knowledge of key concepts of Probability/Statistics.
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $302.67
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $908.01
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $447.10
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1341.30
Additional fees will apply.
-This program is ineligible for financial aid.
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