Statistics Education - Online and Distance Education

Statistics Education

 
Graduate Certificates | Statistics Education

Statistics Education

Entrance Exam: Not Required

North Carolina State University's Department of Statistics is committed to providing outstanding training both on campus and worldwide. Our online graduate program features a Master of Statistics degree and two graduate certificates, one in Applied Statistics and Data Management and one in Statistics Education.

These online programs feature the same outstanding courses offered to on-campus students. Online students will have access to the same lectures and will complete the same assignments/exams as on-campus students. Online tools will be used to facilitate interaction between instructors and students and to develop a vibrant community of online learners.

Since its start in 1941, the NC State Statistics Department has a proud record of training problem solvers. We have graduates working in a wide range of disciplines spanning academia, business, and government. The goal of our online program is to provide the same high quality education and the support needed for you to join the ranks of these outstanding alumni. 

The Department of Statistics offers the 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Statistics Education. The program is designed to provide convenient online access to the statistical training that is oftentimes required for career advancement. The application process is very simple, and a certificate will be earned by successful completion of the four courses listed below with an average GPA of at least 3.0. Note that the GRE is not required to apply.

Eligibility

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the Department of Statistics Online Graduate Program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements,  visit the Graduate School Support Center.

International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

After submitting your Graduate Application for the Statistics Education certificate, you may check the status of your application at any time.  International students must include complete transcripts, a degree statement and TOEFL or IELTS scores.  Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The GRE is not required, but we ask you to upload the scores if you have taken it.

Cost

This 12-credit graduate program includes four three-credit graduate courses. At 2020-21 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.

Plan of Study

In this certificate program, students will learn statistical concepts and methods and pedagogical techniques for teaching these statistical topics at the college or high school level. The emphasis of the program is on the effective use of modern technology for teaching statistics. The courses required for this graduate certificate are listed below.

  • Statistical Methods I: ST511 (or ST513)
  • Statistical Methods II: ST512 (or ST514)
  • Teaching and Learning of Statistical Thinking: ST519
  • Teaching Statistics with Technology: ST557

Career Prospects

The emphasis of the program is on the effective use of modern technology for teaching statistics.

Statistics is being used in many fields these days. Common terms such as “big data,” “data mining,” and “business analytics” are really about statistics. Our Masters Degree and certificates will help you get jobs in the following fields: