MA in Mathematics Education

Degree Overview

Our online master’s in math education will provide you with specialized knowledge and solid math teaching skills. The M.A. in Mathematics Education will prepare you to certify in the high-demand second teaching field of secondary mathematics or provide you with professional development for teaching elementary school math. You will become a better math teacher with sophisticated instruction and research skills.

Who the program is for:

  • Licensed teachers with a bachelor’s degree who wish to earn secondary certification in mathematics as well as a master’s degree.
  • Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.

Note: 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."

This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn more about how your program works.

Your Program of Study

In this online math education master's degree, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes the following areas of study and completion of a capstone project (for Elementary Math Education) or a teacher work sample.

For the elementary (K-6) option:

  • Elementary Mathematics Content
  • Foundations of Research
  • Research Fundamentals

For the middle school (5-9) option:

  • Middle School Mathematics Content
  • Mathematics Education
  • Research Fundamentals

For the high school (5-12) option:

  • High School Mathematics Content
  • Mathematics Education

Total Program:
Elementary (K-6) Option: 30 Competency Units (credit equivalents), More details about the K-6 option
Middle School (5-9) Option: 30 Competency Units (credit equivalents), More details about the 5-9 option
High School (5-12) Option: 32 Competency Units (credit equivalents), More details about the 5-12 option

View a program guide for the elementary school (K-6) option, a program guide for the middle school (5-9) option, or a program guide for the high school (5-12) option.

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Questions & Answers

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Will my state recognize my degree?

Yes. The WGU Teachers College currently serves over 10,000 students throughout the United States. Our master’s degrees are accepted as innovative, leading-edge, credible programs. All teaching programs at WGU are also NCATE-accredited. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more details. You can also learn more about WGU’s Student Success and Performance Data.

How will I complete my degree?

As a WGU student, you take and complete assessments. You’ll prepare for your assessments by engaging various learning resources including textbooks, web tutorials, and courses. You will determine what learning resources are best for you in consultation with your mentor using your personalized Degree Plan. You can learn more by exploring the WGU Experience. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can explain this program in greater depth.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, WGU offers federal financial aid. Loans are available to most students, regardless of financial need. Grants that don’t require repayment are also available for those with financial need. You can check into your financial aid eligibility at any time during the admissions process. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more or visit the Financial Aid section of the website.