Certificate of Graduate Studies in Secondary Mathematics

The Certificate of Graduate Studies (COGS) in Secondary Mathematics will provide an opportunity for mathematics teachers to pursue advanced study in both mathematics and mathematics education. Goals will include: increasing teachers’ mathematics content knowledge, increasing teachers’ pedagogical knowledge, and increasing teachers’ familiarity with current and historical research in mathematics education.

Admission requirements:

The applicant for the COGS in secondary mathematics will be expected to have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at the undergraduate level of mathematics (or have a secondary mathematics teaching certificate). Enrollment in all COGS require eligibility for graduate study (ie.: attainment of a bachelor’s degree). Matriculation must take place by the completion of 6 semester hours.

Course requirements:

Students will complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of graduate credits in classes taught both by the College of Liberal Arts & Science’s Mathematics Department (9 semester hours) and the College of Education’s Secondary Education Department (6 semester hours).

I. Mathematics Core 6 semester hours
Select two courses from:

MATH 01.500 Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 01.522 History of Mathematics
MATH 03.550 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 01.503 Number Theory
MATH 01.502 Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory

II. Mathematics Requirement 3 semester hours

MATH 01.561 School Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint

III. Mathematics Education 6 semester hours

MATH 01.560 Processes and Principles in School Mathematics

SMED 33.600 Problems in Math Ed I

For an application packet or for registration material, visit the graduate school web page at:

Certificate Of Graduate Study In Secondary Mathematics Education
Eric Milou, Ed.D.
Program Advisor
Department of Mathematics, Robinson Hall
(856) 256-4500, x 3876