Mathematics Through Algebra I

General Description:

Mathematics through Algebra I may be completed as a stand-alone graduate certificate or as an area of emphasis within the Master of Arts in Elementary Education or Master of Arts in Secondary Education. Mathematics through Algebra I has been accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Completion of either the certificate or degree related to Mathematics through Algebra I may lead to additional endorsement by the same name for those who have a general teaching license in West Virginia. The program is designed for teachers who hold a valid general teaching license in an area other than mathematics and who have an interest in expanding their license to this area. Upon completion of the program, participants may be eligible to teach mathematics through Algebra I at the 5-9 or 5-Adult programmatic levels, depending upon previous experience, license, and options selected within the program, and the passing of the PRAXIS II Middle Level Mathematics exam.

To gain the teaching license endorsement in West Virginia, participants are required to take and pass the Praxis II Middle Level Mathematics exam. Upon completion of all courses and passing the Praxis test, participants will be eligible to request the additional endorsement of Mathematics through Algebra I at grade levels 5-9 or 5-Adult from the West Virginia Department of Education. Participants wishing licensure in other states are responsible for ascertaining the relevant requirements and the probability of this program meeting those requirements.


Course Information:

The following are the course requirements for the certificate. All of the courses are 3 hour courses for a total of 24 hours to complete the graduate certificate.

CIME 555 Technical Mathematics for Mathematics Educators
CIME 556 Finite Mathematics for Mathematics Educators
CIME 650 Algebra for Mathematics Educators
CIME 670 Teaching Mathematics
CIME 657 Precalculus for Mathematics Educators
CIME 658 Geometry for Mathematics Educators
CIEC 600 Computing and Instructional Design
CIME 675 Supervised Field Practicum/Seminar in Mathematics Grades 5-9


CIME 677 Supervised Field Practicum/Seminar in Mathematics Grades 5-12

Completion of the degree requires the following core and capstone courses in addition to those listed above.

EDF 612 Educational Evaluation
EDF 616 Advanced Studies in Human Development
EDF 621 Educational Research and Writing
CI 690 Capstone Experience


Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following requirements for admission to the program:

1. Hold a valid general education teaching license in an area other than mathematics.

2. Meet all requirements for admission as a degree or graduate certificate program student in the Elementary or Secondary Education Program.

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5
  • A test score from either the Miller Analogies Test (scaled score of 387 or higher) or Graduate Record Exam (combined score of 800 on verbal and quantitative sections). The MAT or GRE is only required for those candidates applying towards a master’s degree.
  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges

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Additional Resources:

Contact Information:

Dr. Edna Meisel
Program Coordinator
(304) 746-8983 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 68983
Fax: (304) 746-1942
Email: Edna Meisel