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Mathematics Graduate Certificate

If you’re a teacher looking to take your mathematics instruction skills to the next level, the Mathematics graduate certificate from the University of Central Missouri is the program to get you there. This graduate certificate is designed for high school teachers, community college instructors and university instructors who need additional graduate hours to teach university-level math courses.

Master your mathematics skills under the guidance of expert UCM faculty who specialize in a wide range of mathematical branches. Their specialties include analysis, differential equations, algebra, topology, statistics, actuarial science, financial mathematics and more. UCM’s graduate certificate in Mathematics offers you plenty of options to pair with a faculty mentor who shares your interests and focus area.

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Lianwen Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Program Coordinator
W.C. Morris, Room 205B
Tel: 660-543-8870 |

College of Health, Science and Technology

Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics


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What you will study

In the Mathematics graduate certificate program at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll take 18 credit hours of graduate-level courses that build your skills in advanced mathematical concepts, critical thinking and problem-solving. Classes you may take include:

  • Advanced Calculus I and II
  • Combinatorics
  • Introduction to Graph Theory
  • Introduction to the Theory of Numbers
  • Modern Algebra I and II
  • Topology I and II

As part of these courses, you’ll not only learn mathematical ideas and proofs but also the ability to communicate that information to others through engaging instruction.


Unique learning opportunities in the Mathematics graduate certificate

Take advantage of exciting educational opportunities outside the classroom in the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics graduate certificate program. You can take part in one — or several — of UCM’s clubs and organizations designed for students passionate about mathematics and education. 

Join the Central Missouri Mathematics Educators club to network with other students, alumni, faculty and professionals while learning more about how to succeed as a mathematics educator. You may also be interested in groups such as Kappa Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Mu Epsilon.


What can you do with a Mathematics graduate certificate from UCM?

Many students in the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics graduate certificate program are already teachers and instructors on a steady career path at a school or college. With this program, you’ll be able to excel in your current role and move into teaching more advanced mathematics courses at a higher educational level.

If you’ve recently completed a general Bachelor of Science in Education degree and wish to teach math at an advanced level, this graduate program will help you meet your career goals and boost your professional advancement.

Jobs in mathematics education

Use the interactive tool below to explore career paths related to mathematics education, including projected job growth, salary potential and more.




Financial assistance options for your Mathematics graduate certificate

The University of Central Missouri is well-known for providing a high-quality education at an affordable price. In fact, LendEDU has recognized UCM as a top-ranked university for low student debt. One of the main reasons for that distinction is the diverse array of options we offer to help you finance your graduate education. Financial aid that may be available to you includes scholarships, grants, assistantships, tuition awards and loans.

Additionally, the UCM Alumni Association offers scholarships to students in specific programs. Learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.

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Explore programs related to mathematics.

If you’re focused on mathematics instruction but are interested in teaching at a more basic level, you may want to consider this related graduate certificate from UCM:


Required and Elective Courses

This graduate certificate requires 18 credit hours.   The program includes required courses in modern algebra, analysis and topology as well as electives in number theory, graph theory, combinatorics, and statistics. For a complete program listing click the “Program of Study” link on the left side of this page.

Admission Criteria and Cost

The admission requirement is an undergraduate degree in mathematics (or equivalent coursework) with at least a 3.0 GPA in upper level mathematics courses. Occasionally we offer conditional admission to students not quite meeting these criteria.

You may calculate the cost of courses in this program by using the UCM cost calculator. If you plan to take the courses from a distance (by web conference) you must use the calculator associated with hybrid/online courses.


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