Online Math Education Certification Facts

Some schools offer online math education certificate programs that can prepare you for state teacher certification in mathematics. These programs are geared toward working teachers and are typically offered at the graduate level. Read more about the prerequisites for enrollment in these programs and the coursework they contain. Find out how online certificate programs work. Review your career opportunities with a math teacher certification. Schools offering Mathematics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Math Education Certificate Programs Are Available?

Several schools offer certificate programs designed for working teachers who would like to enhance their skills and receive state certification. The majority of these programs are graduate-level certificate programs, and most schools require you to have a bachelor's degree in education or math to enroll. You will find that some graduate-level certificate programs are state-sponsored and result directly in certification.

Available Programs Designed for working teachers looking to improve skills and acquire state certification; most graduate-level certificate programs
Common Courses Advanced education courses addressing all levels up to secondary; integrates technology into instruction
Online Study Many 100% online programs available
Certification Requirements vary by state
Median Salary (2018)$57,980 (for kindergarten and elementary school teachers)*
Job Outlook (2016-26)7% growth (for all kindergarten and elementary school teachers)*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Type Of Classes Will I Take?

If you enroll in a graduate-level certificate program, your curriculum will consist of advanced education courses that address different levels of math education, from kindergarten up through secondary school. Some courses may cover how you would integrate technology into math instruction. You may also find courses on teaching specific areas of mathematics, like statistics or calculus. Once you finish your program, you will be qualified and eligible to take a state-administered certification exam.

Can I Complete These Programs Online?

There are many math education certificate programs offered completely online. In order to take online courses, you'll need a reliable broadband Internet connection and software that allows you to view different types of media. Programs like Windows Media Viewer and Adobe Reader are available online, free of charge. Some schools may require you to appear on campus for your final exam or to present a final project, but the majority of courses can be completed online.

What Can Certification Do for My Teaching Career?

Specific state requirements vary, but all 50 states require you to become certified to teach math full-time for an elementary or secondary school. Whether or not you're state-certified at the conclusion of your program depends on the requirements of your state. Some programs are authorized to grant certification at their conclusion, while other states require you to meet other requirements to become certified. Typically, you'll be required to maintain an average of C or better to become eligible for state certification at the completion of your program. According to a 2018 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, kindergarten and elementary teachers earned a median salary of $57,980 (www.bls.gov). High school teachers earned $60,320.

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