​​​​College Credit Plus Certificate

male teacher lectures while holding a book University of Findlay is offering a dual enrollment certificate for teachers who have a master's degree but do not have the required graduate hours in content needed to teach UF College Credit Plus courses*. Our dual enrollment certificate courses are offered online for a convenient professional development option. Completion of six graduate courses is required to obtain this certificate. 

Course Information

Math - Offered online

Elementary Number Theory (Math 501)

Review college-level math so you can bring it into your high school classroom. This course covers divisibility, primes, congruences, quadratic residues, arithmetic functions and Diophantine equations. Additional topics may include the RSA algorithm, integers represented as the sum of two squares, Pell equations or distribution of primes. 

Applied Mathematics (Math 510)

Topics for this course may be taken from applied analysis such as differential equations; approximation theory such as asymptotic methods, variational methods or numerical analysis; applied probability and current applications from various branches of mathematics.

Complex Analysis (Math 521)

This is an introduction to complex analysis and the theory of analytic functions. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, sequences and convergence.

Applied Combinatorics (Math 540)

Learn about most of the important topics of applied combinatorics. Topics include but are not limited to counting rules, graph theory and its applications, recurrence relations, error correcting, linear codes and coding theory.

Rings and Fields (Math 543)

Delve into concepts from abstract algebra including solvable groups, rings, ideals, quotient rings, polynomial rings, factorization into primes and irreducible elements, field extensions, algebraic elements, and Galois theory involving subgroups and normal subgroups. Solutions of many problems of historical importance in polynomial equations, geometry and number theory will be examined.

Differential Geometry (Math 545)

This is an introduction to the study of smooth surfaces in 3-dimensional space. Topics include the shape operator on a smooth surface and its properties, principal curvatures and lines of curvature, and Gauss and mean curvature. Additional topics may include Gauss’ theorem Egregium, isometric surfaces, minimal surface theory and geodesics.

Language Arts - Offered on campus

Introduction to the Field of Rhetoric and Writing (ENGL 500)

Using primary debates within the field as a focus, the course explores the complex relationships between rhetorical theory and pedagogical practice, and the effect of both on the writing process and the teaching of writing

Writing Theory and Pedagogy (ENGL 501)

Discussion and close analysis of readings will make you more familiar with current theories, issues and debates concerning both the processes of writing and the teaching of high school and college writing.

Digital Media and Composition (ENGL 502 )

This course introduces students to writing in digital environments though it emphasizes a user-centered approach to website design and content development. Topics covered include theories of digital writing, the relationship between traditional forms and emerging forms of writing, and the relationship between design and writing.

Classical Rhetorical Theory (ENGL 504)

Experience in-depth learning about classical rhetoric grounded in Greco-Roman antiquity and texts and themes that constitute "the rhetorical tradition." Readings for the course include primary texts by Greek and Roman classical speakers/writers as well as secondary readings on ancient rhetoric, connections to medieval and Renaissance rhetoric, and classical links to a multimodal rhetorical tradition.

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (ENGL 505)
Focus on modern/contemporary rhetorical theories from the Enlightenment to the present by tracing the influence of the rhetorical tradition on current writing practices in various contexts, including their relationship to digital writing and multimodal discourse.

Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 550)

This course will focus on special issues within the field of rhetoric and composition studies. It may be repeated, provided the topics are different.

Tuition Information

Teachers from our College Credit Plus partner schools who are not fully credentialed according to College Credit Plus regulations may apply for a scholarship that can cut the cost of the certificate by 20 percent! Scholarships are awarded based on past involvement of the teacher and partner school in UF's College Credit Plus (previously UF-USA) program.

Cost of the dual enrollment certificate is $495 per credit hour (plus student fees).

If you're interested in learning more about the scholarship, please contact David Rossman below.

Apply now to earn your UF dual enrollment certificate!

Instructions on applying:
  • Make arrangements to have official transcripts sent to the University of Findlay. You may have these sent electronically or by mail to:
    • University of Findlay
      Attention: Admissions
      1000 N. Main Street
      Findlay, OH 45840
  • Fill out University of Findlay's Licensure & Endorsement Programs Non-Degree Application via the button below
    *All Non-Degree students must re-apply each semester*


Natalie Schneider, MBA 
Graduate Admissions Counselor 
Call or Text: ​419-273-9704

*UF's dual enrollment teaching certificate aligns with our College Credit Plus program. If you plan to partner with another college or university, please contact the respective institution to guarantee our accredited courses will be accepted.

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