Drive student understanding in mathematics through knowledge and instruction.

Help your students improve their math skills with the online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education from Lesley University. Our program will cover mathematics content and teaching, with elective courses including numbers, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and calculus. You’ll learn how to transfer what you learn to the classroom to help with student learning and improvement. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

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  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising


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Program of Study

Graduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
CMATH 6107 Constructing Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations
CMATH 6108 Constructing Mathematical Understanding for Number Theory
CMATH 6109 Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding
CMATH 6110 Functions and Algebra II: Broadening the Base
CMATH 6111 Geometry and Measurement I: From Polygons to Pythagoras
CMATH 6112 Geometry and Measurement: Circles, Symmetry, and Solids
CMATH 6113 Probability: The Mathematics of Uncertainty
CMATH 6114 Statistics and Data Analysis
CMATH 6115 Concepts ofCalculus: Change and Infinity
EEDUC 6154 Meeting Diverse Needs in the Mathematics Classroom
EEDUC 7121 Assessment Issues in Mathematics: Summative and Formative
ECOMP 6003 Using Technology to Integrate Mathematics Across the Curriculum

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Kara Morton

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Rita Gordon


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Tuition is $625 per credit hour.

Admission Requirements

You’ll need:
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • A résumé
  • If you are pursuing a graduate certificate for professional licensure or endorsement in Massachusetts, you will need to submit your bachelor’s and master’s transcripts with a copy of your initial license. Please speak with an admissions counselor to verify which license is required for the professional license/endorsement you are seeking.

We’ll help you get started by gathering your transcripts for you — and we’ll even pay any fees to get copies for you.

Licensure Details

Completion of the Mathematics Education Online Graduate Certificate program will not provide an endorsement or teaching license through Lesley University. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the licensure requirements for the state in which you seek to be licensed.

If you currently hold a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a Massachusetts initial teaching license in elementary education, elementary education mathematics, middle school mathematics, or middle school math/science, you may be able to identify 12 credits within this program in the content or subject matter knowledge of your license to apply for a professional teaching license. It is your responsibility to review the content or subject matter knowledge of your license(s). For additional information, please visit our Certification Office’s website.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher and pursuing Massachusetts initial licensure, please contact our Office of Graduate Admissions at

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