Algebra I Education Certificate
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Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Boost Math Scores and Help Students by Earning a Certificate in Algebra I Education

Are you a teacher or preparing to be one? An add-on endorsement is something that can make you more marketable. Liberty University’s Algebra I Education Certificate can increase your skills in teaching mathematics and prepare you for positions that are open nationwide as a math teacher for grades 6-12. Regardless of the subject you are currently teaching or studying, this certificate provides eligibility to add an Algebra I endorsement to your teaching license.

Do you want to help fill the need for qualified math teachers? This math education certificate can prepare you to be a better teacher. Did you know that in the latest results of an international test given to teenagers in the USA, we ranked 31st in math out of 79 countries?* You can be the teacher who helps American students increase their scores, improve their ability to get into a great university, and pursue a STEM-related career.

Licensed teachers

If you hold a current teaching license as a general educator or in a specific subject and want to teach mathematics and Algebra I from sixth grade up to high school seniors, this certificate of teaching can help you get there. Our program is designed to work with your current credential.

Student Teachers

If you are currently pursuing your teaching license and you want to add an Algebra I endorsement to your future credential, then this certificate can provide you with the courses and experience you’ll need. Our certificate for teaching covers all the basics of mathematics up to Algebra I while providing special instruction on how to teach math.

*USA Today, Education, at Math Scores Stink in America (viewed online August 12, 2020).

What Will You Learn in Our Algebra I Certificate?

Our Algebra I Education Certificate will provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to teach mathematics courses up to Algebra I for grades 6-12. Your math education will start by covering trends and practices of teaching mathematics in elementary and middle school. It is important to understand the sequential nature of mathematics and give learners practical applications of mathematical concepts and procedures.

You will study math subjects in a progressive manner starting with the elements of mathematics and then moving on to geometry. Your courses will cover subjects essential to every math teacher, such as statistics and algebra. Additionally, you have the option to cover discrete mathematics or mathematical reasoning, which are both essential to the study of computer science and other STEM-related subjects.

Required Courses
  • EDUC 323 – Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
  • MATH 117 – Elements of Mathematics
  • MATH 131 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 132 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH 200 – Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning or MATH 250 – Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 201 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 217 – Elementary Geometry
  • MATH 321 – Linear Algebra or MATH 410 – Applied Linear Algebra

Highlights of Our Certificate in Algebra I Education

  • We have an Educational Technology Lab that provides students with resources, software, and equipment, including laptops, Apple TVs, digital cameras, and USB microphones.
  • If you are a licensed teacher or currently pursuing your license, this certificate can provide you with add-on licensure in Algebra I education.

Algebra Education Certificate Program Information

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Admission essay
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

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