Next Start Date January 11
Est.Program Length 12 months
Course Length 7 weeks
Credit Hours 18
Cost Per Credit $452*
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission
Transfer Credits Accepted 9
*A $10 surcharge will be applied for out-of-state students.
Certificate in Mathematical Science Overview
Get qualified to teach Ohio’s College Credit Plus, dual credit courses, and college-level mathematics with the 100% online graduate certificate in mathematical science from Shawnee State University Online Campus. Designed for current educators whose background is in a discipline other than mathematics, this program provides specialized skill development for the next step in your education career.
Featuring a customizable curriculum made up of 18 credit hours, this program includes coursework in algebra, geometry, number theory, mathematical analysis, and more. Complete your degree in one year or transfer up to 9 credits to finish faster.
The online graduate certificate in mathematical science is taught by experienced faculty who provide the one-on-one support you need to succeed. With Shawnee State, you can earn a valuable credential for professional advancement as a subject matter expert.
The Certificate in Mathematical Science is designed for:
- Educators who have a master’s degree in a discipline other than mathematics
- Educators who need 18 credit hours in mathematical sciences to teach dual credit or college-level mathematics courses.
Complete Your Program Quickly
Earn your graduate certificate in mathematical science in 12 months.
With our interactive online classroom, you can study on your schedule.
Learn from Expert Educators
Professors provide one-on-one attention and bring years of experience to the classroom.
Courses and Requirements
6 Total Courses In This Program
The graduate certificate in mathematical science requires the completion of at least 18 credit hours. Each course is designed to provide advanced skill development in college-level mathematics.
Choose any set of courses listed below that totals 18 credits or more.
Advanced Linear Algebra
The study of vector spaces and related concepts such as span, linear independence, matrices, linear transformations, invariant subspaces and eigenspaces of a single linear operator. Additional topics such as inner product spaces, canonical forms, and error correcting codes may be included.
Foundations of Geometry
Rigorous study of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry from an axiomatic point of view. Examination of the axiomatic approach, and its role in organizing mathematical knowledge. The history of the development of non-Euclidean geometry, and an introduction to transformational geometry.
Abstract Algebra 1
This course covers the mathematical structures of groups and rings. Group theory topics include groups, permutations, subgroups, isomorphisms, homomorphisms, and quotient groups, the Sylow theorems, and finite abelian groups are covered. Ring theory topics include homorophisms, ideals, quotient rings, Euclidean Domains, and polynomial rings.
Abstract Algebra 2
This course covers the mathematical structures of vector spaces, modules, fields, and linear transformations. Topics include linear extension fields, Galois Theory, and canonical forms of linear transformations.
This course investigates the properties of the natural numbers and integers. Topics include factorization, Euclidean algorithm, Diophantine equations, congruence, and divisibility.
This course begins with detailed review of basic probability including single random variables and jointly distributed random variables. Conditional probability, conditional expectation, and applications are included. Markov Chains and applications are also covered. Poisson processes are also covered if time permits.
This is an applied linear regression course that will initially focus on strengthening the student’s undergraduate background in statistics. Topics for this section will include: sampling distributions, point estimates, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and sample size calculations. The second part of the course will introduce maximum likelihood estimation and topics in linear and non-linear regression. The course will blend hands-on data analysis and a theoretical framework.
General Algebra of complex numbers, analytic functions, mappings, Cauchy Integral theory, Residue theory, and applications.
Mathematical Analysis I
This is the first course in a two-sequence course that is an in-depth exploration of Calculus topics in an abstract setting. Topics include the real number system, metric spaces, compact sets, sequences, limits of functions, and continuous functions.
Mathematical Analysis II
This is the second course in a two-sequence course that is an in-depth exploration of Calculus topics in an abstract setting. Topics include series of real numbers, differentiation, Riemann Stieltjes integral, convergence of sequence and series of functions, analytic functions, and examinations of some special functions such as exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and gamma function.
Concepts of general topological space, metric space. Compact and connected subsets. Separation axioms. Additional topics as time permits.
This is a second course in applied linear regression. Topics will include: logistic regression, diagnostic procedures, general linear F-tests and sequential sum of squares, multicollinearity, piecewise regression, selection of the best subset of predictors, more advanced diagnostic procedures, and non-parametric regression. The course will blend hands-on data analysis and a theoretical framework.
Quantitative Methods I
This course will introduce students to multivariate statistical methods that may be used in education research. The focus of the class will be on conducting, interpreting, and presenting the results for common multivariate statistical procedures, such as independent and dependent samples t-tests, ANOVA, two and three-way ANOVA, chi-square tests of independence and goodness of fit, ANCOVA, and repeated measures ANOVA.
Quantitative Methods II and Test Theory*
This course is a continuation of MATH 6610 Quantitative Methods I. In this course, students will be introduced to additional multivariate statistical methods that may be used in education research such as MANOVA, MANCOVA, and non-parametric techniques. Students will also be introduced to measurement concepts and modern test theory, primarily focusing on Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory including issues central to measurement such as reliability, validity, test construction, and equating.
MATH 5000 Foundations will be used as a prep course for students who need a stronger foundation in undergraduate math. It does not count toward the 18 credit hours required for the certificate. Credit for the research sequence in the MS in Mathematics (MATH 6996, MATH 6997, and MATH 6998) cannot be used for completion of the certificate.
To be accepted to the online graduate certificate in mathematical science, you must have:
- A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or related field with a minimum 2.75 GPA
- An ideal applicant has completed the calculus sequence and three proof-based math courses with grades of B or higher in each.
If any of the above are not satisfied, conditional acceptance will be considered.
If the applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field or does not meet the minimum grade standard for the calculus sequence and proof-based math courses, the student is still encouraged to submit their application for conditional acceptance status. Students who are conditionally accepted may be required to enroll in an undergraduate course (or courses) to strengthen their background in undergraduate mathematics before enrolling in graduate-level mathematics.
How to Apply
To apply for Shawnee State’s online graduate certificate in mathematical science, please contact an enrollment counselor and prepare to submit the following:
- Completed application
- All transcripts from previously attended institutions
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement/statement of professional goals
Costs & Financial Aid
Tuition for the online graduate certificate in mathematical science is $452 per credit hour with a $10 surcharge for out-of-state students. This program accepts up to 9 transfer credits.
Component Cost Total* Full Program Tuition $452 per credit hour $8,136 Total $8,136 Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 9) $452 per credit hour $4,068 Total with Transfer Credits $4,068 Component Cost Total* Full Program Tuition $462 per credit hour $8,316 Total $8,316 Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 9) $462 per credit hour $4,158 Total $4,158
Completion time varies by student depending on individual progress. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes 12 months to complete. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-815-0323 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
To help make your online education more affordable, Shawnee State offers financial aid in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants. If you have questions, our experienced enrollment counselors and tuition planners will assist you through the process.
At Shawnee State, we want those who have served our country to get the education they deserve. As a veteran or current member of the U.S. military, you can receive federal and state educational benefits through the VA, and we will provide you with guidance and support throughout your online education.
The graduate certificate in mathematical science provides the credential required to teach Ohio’s College Credit Plus, dual credit, community college, or college-level mathematics in Ohio and many other states. Possible career options include:
Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com.
- High school math teachers plan lessons that prepare students for standardized tests and college-level math classes. Qualified teachers can also teach dual credit math courses for students who wish to earn college credit while in high school. The median annual salary for these educators is $61,660.
- Instructors at community colleges are responsible for administering lectures, grading tests and assignments, and ensuring students grasp the required course content. The median annual salary for this role is $49,000.
- At the college level, math professors teach courses related to advanced concepts and skill levels. They might primarily spend their time teaching or conducting research. The median annual salary for college mathematics professors is $70,910.