Teacher Certification

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a program that prepares students to become certified teachers of Mathematics in the State of Illinois. This initial certification is for teaching grades 6 through 12.

Undergraduate students may pursue teacher certification as a Mathematics major or postgraduate. Graduate-level students can meet certification requirements as students-at-large or in a graduate program*. Students must be admitted to Northern Illinois University in order to participate in the certification programs.
 * subject to program policy


Disclosure of fees associated with the teacher certification program


Go to the NIU homepage to learn about the admissions processes for an undergraduate or graduate student.
Go to the NIU Teacher Certification homepage for information regarding other certification programs at NIU.
Go to the CLAS Teacher Certification homepage for information regarding general information about teacher certification in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.