LSU College of Science

Certificate in Mathematics for Advanced Secondary Instruction


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This certificate program is designed for current and future teachers of mathematics at the advanced secondary and early-college levels. It provides the content knowledge required by instructors of mathematics courses that are designed to qualify for college credit but are offered in high school (as dual enrollment or advanced placement) or in other pre-undergraduate settings. Advanced secondary teachers will be equipped to teach college-level material with a profound understanding of the mathematical content, and they will be familiar with a variety of strategies and technologies that support content mastery. Graduates demonstrate advanced knowledge of mathematics for teaching applicable in courses such as college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics.

Program Prerequisites

Applicants should have completed several advanced undergraduate courses in mathematics. Experience teaching mathematics at the secondary level is desirable.

Program Requirements

The Certificate in Mathematics for Advanced Secondary Instruction requires at least 18 hours of graduate credit, at least 15 of these hours must be in mathematics, and at least 9 hours must be at 6000 level or above. 3 hours of credit may be in a mathematics intensive course in another field such as science, engineering, computer science, or statistics.