Teacher Certificate in Mathematics Education

Turn Your Math Degree Into a Teaching Career

If you have a mathematics degree and want to become a teacher, this online certificate program is for you. Take 24 graduate-level credits to prepare for Pennsylvania state certification in mathematics education.

The demand for middle and high school math teachers across Pennsylvania is immense and growing. This certificate prepares you to become a qualified teacher in middle-level grades 4–8 and secondary grades 7–12.

Imagine Your Future

Graduates of this certificate will be well-prepared and formally qualified to teach mathematics in middle and high school mathematics classrooms across Pennsylvania. You may also be qualified to teach more general STEM courses.

In addition, Pennsylvania holds many reciprocity agreements for teacher certifications with other states. After earning your certificate, you’ll be ready to share your mathematics expertise with future generations.


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Classes and Requirements

Classes required for the graduate certificate in mathematics education can be taken entirely online. In addition to taking these courses, you will need to complete IUP’s three-step process for teacher education for formal qualification to teach middle or high school math in Pennsylvania.

Students can also transition easily into IUP’s master’s in education degree in Mathematics Education, either adding the certification to their MEd degree or continuing from the certification to complete their master’s degree.

In addition to the 24 credits required for this certificate, the program director and faculty team will conduct a thorough review for each applicant to determine if additional coursework is necessary to meet the program’s mathematics prerequisites.