Higher Leaning Commission (HLC) Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices The Mathematics Department can assist individuals teaching adjunct, part-time, dual credit, temporary and non-tenure track faculty in meeting the Higher Leaning Commission (HLC) Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices in Mathematics. 

As an HLC accredited institution, Metropolitan State University prides itself in being committed to effective teaching and learning. We understand the importance and demonstrate careful consideration of the qualifications of all instructional faculty to maintain academic integrity and open peer review processes.

Bridge the Gap in Your Professional Development Plan

Let the Mathematics Department assist in bridging the gap in your professional development plan to integrate your current teaching experience without being fully admitted as a graduate student but providing you access to engaging graduate-level credit courses which satisfy HLC's 18 graduate-level credit hours. 

Evening course options in one of the following courses fall and spring semesters:

MATH 605 Analysis and Fractals
MATH 615 Advance Discrete Mathematics
MATH 620 Stochastic Processes

Current offerings can be found on our Class Schedule.

Attaining Academic Standards Next Steps

If you are falling short of your professional development graduate credits to meet HLC criteria and wish to apply for consideration into our grad-level courses, the Mathematics Department welcomes you to introduce yourself!

  • Submit a brief letter of introduction noting your work history teaching and educational background addressed to Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Pangyen ‘Ben' Weng at MATH@metrostate.edu
  • Qualified candidates will have:
  • Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching or equivalent coursework;
  • Submitted unofficial transcript(s) reflecting your degree, course work applicable to aforementioned GPA and credit course work within the discipline by the application deadlines, June 30 for fall registration and November 15 for spring registration.

The department will notify you we've received your materials and within a couple of weeks after receiving your unofficial transcripts, we will notify you of your status and next steps.

As an HLC accredited institution, Metropolitan State University prides itself in being committed to effective teaching and learning as well as offering flexible course offerings in the evening and evaluating prior learning. Come find out how Metropolitan State University Mathematics Department can help you achieve your lifelong learning goals.