Become a Mathematics Specialist
No travel to campus required. All courses are online.
This is a graduate certificate professional development program, not a mathematics teaching certification.
Prerequisite: Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
You will develop focused competencies with math assessment and interventions for positions such as:
- Title I math teacher
- math interventionist
- elementary/middle school math teacher
- mathematics coach
- mathematics resource teacher
- lead math teacher
- teaching math as a special education teacher
Courses and Dates
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost?
- Spring and Summer 2017 - $435 per semester hour graduate credit
- Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
- No registration fee and no program application
Is financial aid available?Scholarship Application for Online Students
UW-Stout Office of Financial Aid
You may qualify for financial assistance if you are accepted in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program and registered for a minimum of five (5) credits per semester.
Stout University Foundation sponsors scholarships for graduate students.
When can I start and how do I register online?Register online
Reserve your spot now. this program is very popular and courses fill well before the start date.
All courses are offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).
Will the math course credits apply to a Master's degree?Yes, you may combine the math specialist courses to fulfill the electives requirement in our online Master of Science in Education graduate degree.
Do I need to apply for admission to the university's graduate program?No, you do not need to apply for graduate admission to the university unless you are beginning the Master of Science in Education graduate degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
When is the registration deadline?Registration is available until each session is filled or five business days before the course begins.
What is the prerequisite?Completion of a bachelor's degree
How long is a course?6 to 8 weeks
- EDUC 648 Math Assessment for RTI (2 credits)
- EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (gr.6-8) (3 credits)
EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Issues in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching (3 credits)
- EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists (3 credits)
- EDUC 663 Mathematics Specialist Field Experience Prerequisite: EDUC 662 (2 credits)
May I enroll in one course, such as Math Assessment for RtI or Advanced Trends in PK-5 Math without taking the other courses?Yes, you may enroll in any course to renew a teaching license, or for salary lane advancement, personal professional development and continuing education.
It is possible to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a certificate document to include with my resume?Yes, at the end of the program upon successful completion of the four online courses (10 credits) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each course and passing the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators in Mathematics (5732) with a qualifying score of 150, you will receive an official paper Graduate Certificate for Math Specialist from the university. You may scan and include the certificate with your resume/curriculum vitae and on your LinkedIn profile.
If you have previously completed Praxis 5732, you may submit that documentation and are not required to retake he test.
Praxis Test Centers and Dates
You may also request an official University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript documenting the ten graduate credits.
The course credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program.
How will I create an ePortfolio?Students may use Weebly, Google Sites, WordPress or another method to showcase their skills and knowledge. The ePortfolio is a major asset during job searches. Students are encouraged to provide a link to their ePortfolio in a cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile.
Is there an application fee?No
Is the course open to international students?Yes, students from 23 different countries have enrolled in the online program.
How will a certificate help me?You may include your math specialist certificate courses on your resume and LinkedIn profile as an indication of your commitment to acquiring new skills and extending your knowledge.
"... for students balancing the jobs they must have and the advanced education they desire – a situation faced by most students today – completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ The Certificate Solution
Are online courses open to veterans and military service members?Yes, we encourage Department of Defense staff, veterans, military service members, and retired military working at the graduate level to join our program. UW-Stout was selected as a Military Friendly School, and this honor places us in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.
Contact our Veteran Services staff with questions about educational benefits.
Upon completion of the program, elementary and middle school educators will be able to
- Provide intervention and diagnosis in school mathematics.
- Evaluate math intervention programs to determine effectiveness and appropriateness for specific contexts.
- Implement formative and summative assessment and diagnostic assessments in mathematics.
- Analyze reform-based issues in mathematics education.
- Evaluate instructional strategies for intervention, remediation, enrichment and acceleration issues in mathematics.
- Design mathematics professional development activities to achieve specific goals and purposes.
- Develop opportunities to teach math in context to establish relevancy for students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
- Online courses
- Apply skills to instruction and professional development
- Focus on real-world math education projects
- Taught by experienced math educators
- Credits may apply as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
- Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA) and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
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Contact Us: School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751