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Mathematics Education

Education Specialist

The Mathematics Education Program Area offers an number of education specialist certificate at the elementary and secondary levels. These certificate programs are designed to strengthen the educational background of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals.



Admission Requirements:


Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

Minimum entrance requirements established by the College of Education are:

a) A master's degree from an accredited institution.

b) In general, applicants must present a grade point average of 2.6 or above for upper division undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average below 2.6 must have a grade point average of 3.4 or above on their master's degree work.

c) Fulfillment of the special requirements of the area of concentration in which the student wishes to work.

d) All major areas with the exception of instructional technology and counseling require a minimum of three years of teaching experience or equivalent.


Students who have not been previously admitted to the Graduate School file the Application for Graduate Admission with the University Admissions Office, Welcome Center.


Students who hold master's degrees from Wayne State University file Change of Graduate Status applications in 489 Education Building. An application fee is not required from these students.


Forms and directions regarding fulfillment of the other College and/or departmental requirements will be forwarded to the student on receipt of the application and transcripts by the Education Graduate Office.