Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
Become a mathematics teacher and earn your master’s degree online. The online master’s degree in math education combines preparation for licensure as a middle school or high school math teacher with coursework to earn a master’s degree. You will become a highly qualified mathematics teacher prepared to take on the challenges of a high-demand field.
WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure, a testament to the fact that WGU graduates have the knowledge and skills to be effective in helping all students learn.
The M.A. in Teaching, Mathematics program prepares students to receive the Middle Level Mathematics license or the Secondary Mathematics license in the state of Washington. Follow the links for additional details about Washington licensure requirements.
Who the Program is For:
- Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a math-intensive subject such as math, engineering, or science), want to become a certified middle school or high school mathematics teacher, and earn a master’s degree.
- Unlicensed teachers, substitute teachers, career changers, retired military personnel, school paraprofessionals, and others with bachelor’s degrees who feel the call to teach.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
To be considered eligible for enrollment in this program, you must meet the appropriate content requirements. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to determine whether you have the sufficient background for entry into this program.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Demonstration teaching and the cohort seminar are offered twice each year, in the fall and spring. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our mathematics education program with significant input from experts and educational leaders who serve on our Education Program Council. In this online master’s degree in math education, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes the following areas of study, supervised practice teaching in an actual classroom, and completion of a capstone project. The M.A. in Teaching, Mathematics is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Teacher Education Foundations
Instructional Planning and Presentation
Demonstration Teaching (includes practice teaching)
Teacher Education Diversity
Psychology for Educators
Effective Teaching Practices
Experience in a classroom is an invaluable part of becoming a highly qualified teacher. Your in-classroom experience will help you elevate the academic knowledge and teaching skills you’ve developed into a practical way of effectively and confidently tackling the challenges of your own classroom.
The online M.A. in Teaching Mathematics degree program also requires the successful completion of a professional portfolio.
Your professional portfolio is something to be proud of – it will include your resume and Philosophy of Teaching Statement and serve as a way to showcase the skills you have acquired throughout your program and demonstration teaching. You'll take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation by recommending strategies for effectively handling actual issues you'll face in the workplace.