Graduate Certificate for Teachers of Mathematics

The Graduate Certificate for Teachers of Mathematics is intended for licensed teachers of secondary mathematics who are seeking the necessary credentials to be able to teach dual credit (college and high school) courses in their high schools. This certificate will provide teachers with the required 18 graduate credit hours of coursework in the discipline of mathematics.

This graduate certificate program requires three consecutive summers or two consecutive summers and the intervening academic year to complete.  Teachers can enter the program any summer, as the courses are repeated on a 3-year cycle, with the coursework for the third summer offered during the first academic year of the cycle.

The summer courses, especially designed for teachers, meet in the mornings from mid-June into the second week of August. There are two terms each summer which do not conflict with secondary school calendars. The courses emphasize mathematical content, rather than methods of teaching mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will usually be expected to hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related discipline. A minimum requirement is the equivalent of a minor in mathematics with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B) in these courses: 

  • Three semesters of calculus, up to an including multivariable calculus
  • One semester of linear algebra
  • One semester of differential equations
  • Calculus-based probability and statistics
  • A course in elementary set theory and logic

Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for acceptance:

  • Transcripts providing evidence of required preparation(may be unofficial for application; official transcript required prior to entry into the program)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A current CV
  • Statement of purpose addressing motivation and goals for entering the program and prior teaching experience

Proficiency in English is expected of international students whose native language is not English. Minimum score required is: 80 on Internet Based TOEFL (IBT); 6.5 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS); 47 on PEARSON Test of English (PTE). The English proficiency requirement is met for applicants with baccalaureate or higher degrees earned in English from accredited universities and colleges in the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand or other English speaking countries. For a complete list of countries and more details about the English Proficiency Requirement please see the Graduate School Handbook  at

CEEB Code and Mailing Address

UC's "CEEB" college code, as established by The College Board, is 1833. CEEB codes are used by ensure that test scores (such as the GRE) and transcripts are sent to the correct institution. 

The Graduate School's mailing address is:
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627

For parcel delivery services that need a physical location, the Graduate School's address is:
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627

Application Procedure and Deadline

If you would like to submit an application for the Mathematical Sciences Graduate Certificate for Teachers of Mathematics, please visit our Online Graduate School Application and complete the form. The application deadline is May 15.


There are six required 3-credit course, which consist of two-course sequences in three areas. One sequence is offered each summer, with the remaining sequence offered during the academic year in between the two summers in which it is not offered. These required courses are:

  • MATH 7071, 7072: Algebra & Number Theory I and II
    Properties of the Integers, Rationals, Reals, Complexes, and Integers mod m. Solutions of linear and quadratic equations.  Division and Euclidean algorithms. Prime factorization. Number-theoretic functions, representations of numbers.
  • MATH 7075, 7076: Geometry I and II
    Axiomatic and transformational geometry, both neutral and Euclidean. Topics in analytical geometry.
  • MATH 7079, 7080: Analysis I and II
    Theory of calculus of one variable. Continuity and differentiability. Riemann integrals and infinite series.


For further information, please contact Ms. Kamellia Smith


Phone: (513)-556-4053

Fax: (513)-556-3417