Bachelor of Arts Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12) - Leads to Teacher Licensure
Our online math degree puts you in high demand. The B.A. in Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12) prepares you for secondary licensure in middle school or high school mathematics. You will become a highly qualified math teacher who is ready to fill a vital position in schools across the country.
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.
The B.A. in Mathematics program prepares students to receive the Middle Grades Mathematics 6-8 license or the Secondary Mathematics 6-12 license in the state of Tennessee. Follow the links for additional details about Tennessee licensure requirements.
Who the Program is For:
- Individuals with a considerable mathematics background who need a bachelor’s degree and want to become a middle school or high school mathematics teacher.
- Unlicensed teachers, substitute teachers, career changers, retired military personnel, school paraprofessionals, and others who feel the call to teach.
- Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Demonstration teaching and the cohort seminar are offered twice each year, in the fall and spring. Click here to learn how your program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our online mathematics program with significant input from experts and educational leaders who serve on our Education Program Council. This online degree program requires the completion of coursework to ensure you have the essential skills and knowledge you need to become a licensed teacher, as well as practice teaching in an actual classroom and the completion of a professional portfolio. The B.A. in Mathematics in nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Middle School or High School Mathematics Content
Teacher Education Foundations
Teacher Education Diversity
Instructional Planning and Presentation
Demonstration Teaching (practice teaching)
Psychology for Educators
Core Subject Areas
These General Education Assessments May Be Cleared through Transfer Credit
Introduction to Communication
Survey of World History
Survey of United States History
Introduction to Humanities
Introduction to Biology
Integrated Physical Sciences
Survey of United States Constitution and Government
Natural Science Lab
In-classroom experience is an invaluable part of becoming a highly qualified teacher. Your in-classroom experience will help you elevate the academic knowledge and teaching skills you’ve developed into a practical way of effectively and confidently tackling the challenges of your own classroom.
The online B.A. in Mathematics degree program also requires the successful completion of a professional portfolio.
Your professional portfolio is something to be proud of – it will include your resume and Philosophy of Teaching Statement and serve as a way to showcase the skills you have acquired throughout your degree program and demonstration teaching. You'll take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation by recommending strategies for effectively handling actual issues you'll face in the workplace.