Mathematics Teaching and Learning - Online and Distance Education

Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Graduate Certificates | Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Entrance Exam: Not Required

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching and Learning is an online program that focuses on developing knowledge and instructional approaches in teaching mathematics. The program serves practicing teachers, as well as those preparing for careers as teachers, in middle school through college settings. They will learn how to apply research-based understandings of students’ thinking, pedagogical approaches, and broader educational issues (e.g., discourse and equity) to inform practices of teaching content such as geometry, algebra, and statistics.

Four courses totaling 12 credit hours are required. Students can complete the program in three or four semesters.


Requirements for admission include:

  1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education, mathematics, or statistics
    or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
  2. Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work (unofficial copies accepted);
  3. A written statement of goals related to enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in
    Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

International applicants who are not degree-seeking students in an NC State University graduate program can complete the program online. International students will not be able to receive a visa to complete this graduate certificate program in the U.S.


This 12-credit graduate program includes four three-credit graduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $5,544 for North Carolina residents and $15,732 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

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