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  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and Teaching

    ***The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Learning & Teaching program will not be accepting new students for the Academic Year 2023-2024. More information to follow.***

    The accredited online Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and Teaching provides you with the skills and breadth of expertise needed to implement problem-based, student-centered, technology-intensive instruction in cutting-edge mathematics learning and teaching.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online degree program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Drexel is ranked as one of "America’s Best Graduate Schools" preparing today’s educators by U.S.News & World Report, and among the "Top-25 STEM Schools of 2018" by Forbes
    • Drexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

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    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    MTED 601 Diagnosing Student Mathematical Thinking 3.0
    Select two: 6.0
    MTED 501
    Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning  
    MTED 502
    Geometry & Spatial Reasoning  
    MTED 503
    Data Analysis and Probabalistic & Statistical Reasoning  
    MTED 511
    Functions through the Curriculum  
    Select 6.0 additional credits from any 600-700 level MTED courses 6.0
    Total Credits 15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
      • Provisional admission may be granted with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99
    • Current teacher certification for the middle or high school level
      • Private or charter school teachers without certification can contact the program director for further evaluation
      • Students without certification can pursue other graduate education programs and take MLT courses as electives/content courses

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
        • Resume
        • Proof of certification for teaching at the middle or high school level
        • Additional requirements for International Students


        The tuition rate for the academic year 0-1 is $0 per credit.

        For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

        • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
        • Special tuition rates are available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
          • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
          • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
          • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
          • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
          • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
          • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


        Academic Calendar

        2023-2024 Academic Year


        Classes Begin

        Classes End

        Exams Begin

        Exams End

        Fall 2023

        September 26, 2023

        December 9, 2023

        December 11, 2023

        December 16, 2023

        Winter 2024

        January 8, 2024

        March 16, 2024

        March 18, 2024

        March 23, 2024

        Spring 2024

        April 1, 2024

        June 8, 2024

        June 10, 2024

        June 15, 2024

        Summer 2024

        June 24, 2024

        August 31, 2024

        September 3, 2024

        September 7, 2024


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        This program is not currently accepting new applicants.

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