Elementary mathematics specialist
How to apply

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • A minimum of two years teaching experience.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education (if you do not already have a master’s degree).
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend that you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work. The deadlines below are priority application dates.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall June 15 August
Spring Oct. 15 January
Summer March 15 June

Gather your papers

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.

  • Statement of purpose explaining why you wish to pursue a graduate certificate.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.
  • Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people, one academic and one professional source, who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. The Graduate School will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Degree/delivery: Graduate Certificate- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
  • Academic program: Elementary Mathematics Specialist-Distance (Grad Cert)

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Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
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