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Mathematics Graduate Certificate

The Mathematics Graduate Certificate is intended for those seeking to development a wider breadth of math content knowledge at the graduate level. Usually, this is for the purpose of teaching dual enrollment classes, which are ones that can count for both high school and college credit. Coursework in this certificate consists of a subset of courses required for the Master of Mathematics degree program.

This is a Distance Education program, and the courses are offered primarily in a synchronous online format using Zoom video meetings, so that students can have the benefits of interacting with their instructor and classmates as well as the flexibility of attending class remotely.  All you need is a computer with a reliable internet connection. Our program is part of Vols Online—our students have access to all the resources for distance education students at the University of Tennessee (including career development, free mental health and wellness services, and more). Summer classes meet during the day. Fall and spring courses typically meet for three hours one evening per week at 6pm-9pm Eastern Time.

By taking the required 18 graduate credit hours of math content courses to complete this certificate, candidates fulfill a common minimum qualification for secondary education math teachers to teach dual enrollment math courses. Because dual enrollment qualifications vary, candidates should first check with their own institutions and state requirements to ensure that this certificate is sufficient.

Details about admissions and course offerings can be found in the Academic Catalog as well as on the Master of Mathematics website.