Admission Requirements and Procedures for Certificate Programs in Mathematics Education and Science Education

Albizu University, Miami Campus, offers one-year certificate programs in mathematics education and science education, both for grades 5 through 9. The programs are designed for undergraduate students planning to pursue careers as mathematics or science teachers. We offer ongoing admission, so you may apply at any time that’s convenient for you. For detailed information on our certificate programs, please click here.

Application for Admission

The application for admission to the mathematics education and science education certificate programs consists of the following:

1.  A completed and signed application form accompanied by the $25 application fee. Begin the application process by setting up an online account.

2.  Official transcripts from high schools, colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions attended. Please note the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 2.0 or higher to be considered for admission.

  • The transcripts must include any degree. A GED or a high school diploma from an accredited secondary school in the United States is required.

  • Applicants with degrees or diplomas from academic institutions outside the United States whose standards of education are substantially equivalent to the standards of education of those institutions in the United States will also be considered. The credentials must be evaluated by an authorized credential evaluation agency (see below) and must include the GPA.

3.  Two letters of recommendation, preferably from former professors/teachers and/or employers/supervisors submitted on the official Albizu University recommendation form. 

Admission Procedures 

Once the Admissions Office has received all documentation and credentials, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the program faculty, and a multi-tiered process of selecting candidates for interviews and admission begins.

The file is first reviewed by faculty who determine if an interview should be granted. The decision of the program faculty to interview a prospective student does not indicate or imply acceptance. After the interview, the faculty will evaluate the applicant to determine if he/she meets the criteria for admission. Ultimately, Albizu University reserves the right to reject any applicant.

Every applicant receives a letter from the Admissions Office containing the decision of the program faculty on his or her admission.

Identity Verification

Each admitted student must provide the Admissions Office with one form of identification following enrollment and before the end of the first academic session. Acceptable forms of identification include, among others, a state driver’s license or state identification card, a current passport, a military ID card, a state- or government-issued birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a resident alien card. 

The admission file will not be considered complete until this requirement has been met.


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