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Graduate Certificates

Maranatha Baptist University offers graduate certificate programs in a wide variety of specialties. They’re the perfect way to broaden the scope of your career, grow your expertise and improve your credentials without the commitment of enrolling in a master’s degree program.

The 18 credit graduate certificate programs in English, History, Mathematics and Special Education are available 100% online and designed for graduate students who desire advanced training, but who are not seeking a master’s degree at this time. Credits successfully earned with a certificate program can be transferred toward the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning.

The English, History and Mathematics certificate programs are also intended for those individuals who already have a master’s degree and need 18 credit hours of graduate coursework to meet credential requirements for teaching undergraduate college courses and dual-credit courses in MBU’s Advance to College program.

Graduate certificates are granted upon completion of 18 hours within the selected area.

  • American Romanticism
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Literary Theory & Criticism
  • Advanced Grammar & Composition
  • Emily Dickinson & Robert Frost
  • British & American Short Fiction


  • History of Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Higher Algebra & Number Theory
  • Coding Theory & Cryptography
  • Foundations of Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Introduction to Topology
Advising Note

Advising Note: Applicants to the mathematics graduate program should have completed the following at the undergraduate level:

  • A full Calculus sequence
  • Linear Algebra
  • One proof based course (Analysis, Topology, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra, etc.)
  • Historiography
  • Early America: From Colonies to a Country, 1763-1797
  • The Birthright of the Reformation
  • The Cataclysm of the Union: The American Civil War
  • World War II Military History
  • Cold War America

Special Education

  • EDSP 510 Inclusive Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Students
  • EDUC 525 Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices
  • EDSP 530 Reading Diagnosis & Assessment
  • EDSP 540 Educational Diagnosis & Assessment
  • EDSP 550 Collaboration, Communication & Transition

Pricing details

Our pricing makes the program feasible and affordable. The Teaching & Leading Scholarship is available for those employed in full-time Christian vocational ministry. Completion of a master’s degree and 18 graduate credit hours of coursework qualifies individuals to teach at the college-level and in dual-credit programs like Advance to College.

A Closer look at Special Education

Do you have a passion for teaching students? A special education certificate or degree program will provide educators with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a special needs child.


  • If you are an educator looking to expand your areas of teaching expertise, the Special Education graduate certificate program is perfect for you. This 19-21 credit certificate is fully online and designed for those who already hold a Wisconsin teaching license.


  • Students enrolled in the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning can complete a special education concentration by choosing four graduate special education courses.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from MBU will prepare you to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities.


  • Pairing the special education minor with an early childhood, elementary or secondary education degree increases graduate teaching opportunities.

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