Graduate Certificate in Mathematics for Teaching

Gain a broader understanding of mathematics and expand your ability to support student learning at the secondary level with Temple University’s Graduate Certificate in Mathematics for Teaching in the College of Science and Technology. This 12-credit graduate certificate program is designed to equip teachers with knowledge beyond basic mathematical principles and logic to enhance student comprehension and engagement in middle and high school classrooms. 

The program’s curriculum aligns with the Mathematical Practice Standards presented in the Common Core State Standards, and coursework explores how to implement these standards in the classroom. You’ll build expertise and learn new techniques for student success, and develop a deeper awareness of mathematical theory, topics and pedagogy. Appreciate mathematics as a language through which you can analyze physical reality and answer real-life questions, and learn how to teach these concepts to your future students. 

Courses focus on learning a diverse set of instructional tools for a wide variety of problems, both in theory and application. You’ll learn nontraditional teaching techniques such as the practice of inquiry-based learning and effective ways to incorporate technology into the classroom.

Classes & Curriculum

Students are required to take four of the following five courses.

  • Algebra and Functions for Teaching
  • Geometry for Teaching
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modeling for Teaching
  • Number Theory and Proof for Teaching
  • Probability Theory and Applications for Teaching

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Graduates of the Mathematics for Teaching Certificate (Graduate) are prepared to continue their careers as professional educators. Armed with a greater understanding of mathematics theory and pedagogy, teachers who earn this graduate certificate are better equipped to instruct mathematics at the secondary level.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,301.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,696.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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