Endorsement in Mathematics

Next Start
July 2024
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Share Your Passion for Math with Students

City University of Seattle offers a completely online Endorsement in Mathematics program for those who want to teach math in Washington State to grades 5-12. You’ll gain a solid grasp of complex mathematics and then strengthen your mathematics teaching abilities. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are also active secondary math teachers, so you can gain real-world applications and common day-to-day challenges. Teaching is a rewarding profession that can help shape a child’s future.

You can earn your math endorsement completely online, on your own schedule, for a truly flexible experience.


Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle strive to recruit, retain, and support a diverse educator workforce that mirrors the diversity of the PK-12 student population in schools. We aim to cultivate learning spaces in which all community members feel connected to and rooted in relationships within themselves, each other, and the environment. Our vision is to help future teachers align their instructional practices in culturally sustaining ways that foster the development of conscious, global citizens of the world who are at home in their place, environment, and communities.


Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle provide relevant, relationship-based learning experiences rooted in culturally sustaining and identity affirming practices for future PK-12 teachers. We equip future teachers with tools, strategies, and awareness to effectively and equitably facilitate humanizing, healing-centered, and high-quality learning experiences for PK-12 students in the school setting.

The Endorsement in Mathematics is geared toward those who are interested in teaching math to children in grades 5-12. This program includes college-level math courses in geometry and measurement, calculus, probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, number sense, and linear algebra. Then it ties your learning together with courses on math acquisition, secondary math teaching skills, and integration with other content areas.

Prepare for the Math Endorsement Exam

Our faculty of active secondary math teachers will give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to teach effectively in today’s diverse classrooms. By completing this program, you’ll be prepared for the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E®) mathematics endorsement exam.

Alternative Route

Some students may become certified math teachers more quickly through our Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program, while others may prefer to complete our middle level math endorsement program and teach math to children in grades 4-9.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the math endorsement online program, you’ll learn:

  • Conceptual understanding of and procedural facility with operations, number systems, ratios, and proportional relationships
  • Geometric properties and relationships
  • Procedural facility with calculus concepts
  • Fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems
  • Common Core state standards in mathematics
  • Algebra concepts emphasizing functions
  • Procedural facility with statistics and probability
  • Integration, instructional strategies, and assessments in a secondary or middle school

Note: Statement on 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c). Candidates of City University of Seattle Teacher Certification Programs, complete requirements to be recommended for certification or endorsement in the state of Washington. Except for Washington State, CityU has made no determination if this program will lead to licensure in another state. Please reference the resources below to determine licensure requirements and/or transfer policies in states other than Washington. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) have negotiated licensure reciprocity agreements among states. This means that if you earn licensure in Washington you may be able to gain licensure in another state based on proof of a valid Washington license. NASDTEC agreements can be found by clicking the following link. Requirements for licensure can change without notice, therefore it is important to contact the State Department of Education to confirm reciprocity in another state.


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