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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.

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

Total Required Courses (24 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Required Courses

EML 481 Standards of Mathematics Practice (3)

EML 435 Mathematics: Number Sense and Theory (CM) (3)

EML 445 Mathematics: Geometry and Measurement (CM) (3)

EML 482 Algebra and Functions (3)

EML 485 Mathematics: Probability and Statistics (CM) (3)

EML 490 Teaching Math: Bringing It All Together (3)

EML 465 Mathematics: Calculus (NS) (3)

EML 475 Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics (NS) (3)

Mathematics has been identified as a high-need area due to teacher shortages, so adding a math endorsement can help expand your professional opportunities. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be prepared to teach math in Washington State to grades 5-12.

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.