Inspire Young Students to Love Math

If you have a passion and aptitude for math, consider a career as a math teacher for grades 4-9. The Endorsement in Middle Level Math program at City University of Seattle provides an in-depth exploration into various high-level math concepts, as well as the teaching and classroom management skills you need. This program is designed for certified teachers with a solid math background.

This middle school math endorsement is available completely online, so you can work around your schedule. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who have extensive teaching experience. Class sizes are kept small, so you can receive plenty of personalized learning opportunities.

In the teaching Endorsement in Middle Level Math program, you’ll gain in-depth content knowledge with courses in number sense, linear algebra, geometry, statistics, discrete mathematics, and calculus. Then you’ll work on pedagogy in courses that cover teaching skills, student assessment, and classroom management.

This program is designed for certified teachers with a solid college-level math background, but if you need initial teacher certification, you can earn your middle level math endorsement along with our Bachelor of Arts in Education. By completing this program, you’ll be prepared for the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E®) Middle Level Mathematics endorsement exam.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Endorsement in Middle Level Math program, you’ll learn:

  • Operations, number systems, ratios, and proportional relationships
  • Geometric properties and relationships as they apply to congruence, similarity, geometric figures, and the Cartesian Coordinate System
  • Common Core State Standards in mathematics for content and pedagogy
  • Algebra concepts emphasizing functions
  • Statistics and probability
  • Integration, instructional strategies, and assessments of mathematics in a secondary or middle school classroom

Total Required Credits (24 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2019-2020 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 465 Mathematics: Calculus (NS) (3)

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

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

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


In many places, mathematics is considered a high-need content area because of teacher shortages. This middle level math endorsement could increase your job prospects and make you a more attractive candidate for advancement.

Graduates from this program typically pursue a career as a math teacher in grade 4-9 classrooms.

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

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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

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.