12 months
708 USD/credit 16992 USD/year
708 USD/credit 16992 USD/year
478 USD/credit 11472 USD/year
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Share your fascination with mathematics with young people through the Mathematics for Middle School Teachers graduate certificate from Portland State University. This graduate program equips you with a real-world application to the knowledge and skills you'll need to become a successful middle school math teacher.

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The Mathematics for Middle School Teachers graduate certificate from Portland State University provides you with a broad mathematics background, a familiarity with the current middle school curriculum ideas, and a sensitivity to the special characteristics and needs of early adolescents.

This six-course program will enrich and broaden your mathematics background by immersing you in an environment that models the way we believe middle school math should be taught. You will work collaboratively with your peers on problem-solving activities and be versed in how to connect social and political issues to middle school mathematics topics that will keep young students engaged and excited about learning.

Now is a better time than ever before for math teachers, so dive into our graduate program and prepare to teach the next generation of students in math and critical thinking.


PSU's graduate certificate in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers helps post-baccalaureate students meet the math program prerequisites they need to enter a Graduate Teacher Education Program.

Our courses and teaching methods are consistent with the mathematical reform recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America.

Through the certificate, you'll gain a deeper understanding of middle school math and become part of a community of middle school math teachers who collaborate to improve instruction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers
  • Geometry for Middle School Teachers
  • Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures for Middle School Teachers
  • Historical Topics in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers
  • Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers
  • Teaching and Learning in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 2 weeks before the term starts (rolling admissions: fall, winter, spring, summer)


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General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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