Engage your students in math and real-world problem-solving with a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics 5–8.

To thrive in 21st-century life or science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, students need to be engaged by math while still in middle school. In this five-course graduate certificate that uses Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content and process standards as a framework, you can learn practical strategies to engage students by applying mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems—from measuring objects to interpreting statistics. With an emphasis on the proportional reasoning and algebraic thinking critical to student success in high school, you will explore:

  • Strategies for teaching number systems and operations; geometric thinking and measurement; functions and equations; and data, probability, and statistical reasoning.
  • Problem-based activities to engage students in using common algorithms for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and decimals.
  • Algebraic reasoning, data, probability, and statistics as tools for resolving real-world problems in a variety of contexts.
  • Multiple approaches to presenting mathematical concepts and addressing student misconceptions.

You will increase your own expertise in mathematics as you gain the tools to foster your students’ real world skills and conceptual understanding of the subject.

Graduate certificate programs are non-degree programs in which certificates are issued upon completion of a series of courses in a specific area. Walden’s graduate certificate programs should not be confused with teacher certification programs and/or endorsements. Individuals seeking to meet teacher certification requirements must speak with an enrollment advisor.

Sign Up for a Free Information Packet
  • Click here to view available scholarships.

  • Curriculum

  • Tuition and Fees

  • Program Data

  • Learn More

Completion Requirements

  • 15 total semester credits
This certificate can be completed in as little as 10 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits from this program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Education.


Find out more about the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics 5–8 now.  Request Information

Next State Date is May 5.  Apply Now

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Courses 15 total semester credit hours $515 per semester credit hour
Technology Fee per semester $160

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Call 1-866-492-5336 for information about a full range of options for:

No Application Fee - Applying has never been easier.

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics 5-8 relating to the types of occupations this certificate program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which online certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.