M.A. Teaching, Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) Courses

WGU Tennessee offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU Tennessee has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU Tennessee terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU Tennessee is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundational Perspectives of Education2
Principles of Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development for Educators3
Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners2
Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation2
Educational Assessment2
Mathematics Learning and Teaching2
Secondary Reading Instruction and Interventions3
Teaching in the Middle School2
Instructional Planning and Presentation in Mathematics2
Secondary Disciplinary Literacy3
Algebra for Secondary Mathematics Teaching2
Preclinical Experiences in Mathematics2
Mathematics History and Technology2
Research Foundations2
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Mathematics, Obs 1 and 23
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Mathematics, Obs 3 and Midterm3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Mathematics, Obs 4 and 53
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Mathematics, Obs 6 and Final3
Teacher Performance Assessment in Mathematics Education1
Professional Portfolio1
Cohort Seminar1

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