K-12 Math Specialist

Inspire. Instruct. Make a difference in a child’s life as a math specialist.

K-12 Math specialist, math teaching jobsWhat Does a Career as a Math Specialist Look Like?

K-12 math teachers and math specialists typically:

  • Inspire and motivate their students by discussing exciting applications of algebra, geometry and calculus in the modern world.
  • Explore and teach through multiple approaches including lectures, interactive learning activities, discussions and hands-on projects.
  • Prepare lessons and adapt instructional materials to suit their students’ needs and learning styles.

Math Teacher Salary and Forecast

Those working as K-12 math teachers earn a national median salary of $44,284 (as of 2016). Because math teachers are in demand, salaries may be higher than reported for teachers in general.

Job opportunities in teaching are growing at a rate of 5-8% per year, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 9%.

What Education is Required to Work as a Math Specialist?

Most K-12 math specialists begin their careers with a bachelor’s degree in either mathematics or education. Many have a master’s degree in education.

A graduate certificate in mathematics supplies the knowledge and credentials needed to work as a math specialist.

Teaching Job Opportunities

Math specialists are in demand. Explore job opportunities here.

Ready to Get Started?

Want to inspire our nation’s most valuable resource – our children? Apply now to get the education required for a purposeful career in K-12 education as a math teacher or a math specialist.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Certificate Programs

  • Apply by June 25th for Fall
  • Apply by November 25th for Spring
  • Apply by March 25th for Summer I
  • Apply by May 10th for Summer II

Applications may be considered past the deadline as space permits.

Tuition & Monthly Payment Plans

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on NC State's Online and Distance Education site. Current students may find their information on the Cashier's Office & Student Accounts website.

NC State offers a monthly payment plan.

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