Elementary School Mathematics, Graduate Certificate

Elementary School Mathematics, Graduate Certificate
18 Credit Hours
Admits: Summer
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Are you a licensed teacher eager to specialize in mathematics at the elementary level? Our Graduate Certificate in Elementary School Mathematics is the perfect next step for educators aiming for the North Carolina Elementary School Mathematics add-on license. This 18-credit-hour, graduate-level program offers a comprehensive curriculum tailored for professionals seeking to enhance their teaching, leadership, and mathematics content knowledge. Dive into a flexible, 100% online format designed to accommodate working teachers.

Key Features of Our Program

  • Eligibilty: Licensed teachers aspiring to specialize in Elementary School Mathematics in North Carolina.
  • Program Flexibility: 100% online coursework to fit the busy schedules of working professionals.

What You Will Gain

Enhanced Teaching Strategies

  • Research-Based Pedagogies: Develop your understanding of effective teaching strategies to enhance elementary mathematics education.
  • Data-Informed Teaching: Learn to use student performance data to tailor your teaching approach for better outcomes.

Leadership and Coaching Skills

  • Instructional Leadership: Acquire the skills necessary to lead and improve mathematics instruction in elementary settings.
  • Coaching Expertise: Get equipped with coaching techniques to mentor fellow teachers in mathematics education.

Deepened Mathematical Knowledge

  • Common Core Standards: Gain in-depth knowledge of the mathematics content outlined in the elementary mathematics Common Core Standards.

Program Structure and Requirements

  • Credit Hours: A comprehensive 18-credit-hour curriculum.
  • Clinical Requirements: Engage in practical learning experiences with elementary grades students and teachers.
  • Flexible Learning: Enjoy the convenience of a fully online program that allows you to study from anywhere, anytime.

Why Choose Our Graduate Certificate?

By enrolling in the UNC Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Elementary School Mathematics, you're not just advancing your career; you're also committing to becoming a leader in the field of elementary mathematics education. Whether you're looking to deepen your knowledge, enhance your teaching methods, or step into a leadership role, our program is designed to support your ambitions every step of the way.

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Elena Artsiukhevich

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Application Deadline: ​

  • May 1 (summer first half term)

Admissions and Requirements: 

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application​.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale).
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • A North Carolina teaching license in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) OR Middle Grades Education (Grades 6-8) and certified in Middle Grades Mathematics.
  • A clear criminal background check, which will be requested after application submission.

Course listing:

  • ELED 6311: Number Systems & Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks (3) 
  • ELED 6312: Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment (3) 
  • ELED 6313: Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse & Questioning (3) 
  • ELED 6314: Rational Numbers & Operations: K-5 Learning Trajectories (3) 
  • ELED 6315: Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions (3) 
  • ELED 6316: Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership (3) 

Clinical field experiences provide opportunities for helping all students learn, including children with exceptionalities and students from diverse ethnic/racial, linguistic, gender, and socioeconomic groups. During clinical experiences, students apply theories and understandings gained in coursework, analyze P-12 student learning, and develop the ability to positively impact all learners. Each course in the program requires 20 clinical hours. These structured experiences can take place in multiple settings such as neighboring schools or districts, after-school programs, or in the schools and classrooms in which the candidates work.

Candidates who are residency teachers and teacher assistants must move beyond their own classrooms and schools for at least two clinical experiences. Alternative settings must be approved by the instructor. A limited number of clinical experiences may be approved in significantly different classrooms within their school of employment. Employed candidates are encouraged to seek assistance and support from their administrators.


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

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