Mathematics, Middle-Level Mathematics Endorsement, Graduate Certificate

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Through completion of the required courses in this certificate program, teachers currently certified in the state of Washington will earn a middle-level (4th through 9th grades) mathematics teaching endorsement. The MA in teaching K–9 mathematics program, with endorsement-specific electives completed, also meets the middle-level endorsement requirements, and students in the degree program need not enroll separately in this certificate program. The certificate program is for students seeking the endorsement only, without the master’s degree, and differs from the undergraduate add-on middle level endorsement program in that the graduate courses will be populated by certified teachers who may have had teaching experience that they will bring to bear. The certificate program courses will also be offered in the late afternoons and summer quarters, whereas the courses in the undergraduate program are primarily offered during the day in the regular academic year.

Completion of this program–by a currently certified teacher with one or more Washington State Teaching Endorsements–will satisfy the Washington state requirements for a middle level mathematics teaching endorsement (grade levels 4–9).

Note: for students who have not previously completed a Pre-Calculus I course or MATH 311, the program will total 40 credits.

General Admission Requirements for the Middle Level Mathematics Add-On Endorsement

  1. A Washington State Teaching Certificate.
  2. Demonstration of entry-level competency on an inventory of content knowledge for teaching mathematics administered in the Mathematics Department.
Required Courses
EDUC 517THE CULTURE OF MIDDLE LEVEL SCHOOL3
MATH 510NUMBER SENSE FOR TEACHERS3
MATH 511RATIO AND PROPORTION - TEACHERS3
MATH 512GEOMETRIC REASONING - TEACHERS3
MATH 513/413DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY FOR TEACHERS3
MATH 514ALGEBRAIC REASONING - TEACHERS3
MATH 515MEASUREMENT FOR TEACHERS3
MATH 516CALCULUS FOR MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHERS *4
MATH 528PROBLEM-CENTERED LEARNING3
MTED 525ASSESSMENT AND MATHEMATICS LEARNING3
MTED 694MATHEMATICS MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHING INTERNSHIP4
Total Credits35
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A Pre-Calculus I course or MATH 311 is a prerequisite for this course.

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • understand and apply the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning, communicating and connecting; use varied representations to support and deepen mathematical understanding; and embrace technology as an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics;
  • demonstrate computational proficiency using various strategies, including a conceptual understanding of numbers, relationships among number and number systems and meanings of operations with all real numbers;
  • understand relationships among quantities, functions and the analysis of change and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of and procedural facility with fundamental single variable calculus;
  • use spatial visualization and geometric modeling to explore and analyze geometric figures and apply and use measurement concepts and tools;
  • demonstrate an understanding of concepts and practices related to data analysis, statistics and probability and apply the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems;
  • possess a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.