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Cheney, WA 99004
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BAE Mathematics/Middle Level Endorsement (4th-9th Grades)

This degree provides students with a strong background in the mathematical concepts they will need for teaching mathematics to middle school students. In addition to gaining a strong understanding of mathematical content, students learn to engage middle school students in hands-on and other meaningful activities that promote their understanding of difficult concepts.

What will I study?

Completion of this major and the general degree completion requirements for secondary education (Secondary Education Required Core, 43 credits) satisfies the Washington State requirements for a middle level mathematics endorsement (grades 4-9)

Required Courses                                                           Degree Map            Degree Flight Plan
MATH 114 Algebra Concepts (5), as necessary.

MATH 208 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (5)
MATH 209 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (4)
MATH 210 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III (4)
MTED 290 Early Mathematics Practicum / Middle Level (3)

MATH 311 Functions and Relations for K-8 Teachers (5)

MATH 312 Geometry for the K-8 Teacher (5)

MTED 390 Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics (5)

MTED 392 Secondary Math Methods I
MATH 411 Discrete Mathematics for K-8 Teachers (4)

MTED 412 Advanced Methods of Teaching K-8 Mathematics (5)

MATH 413 Data Analysis & Probability for Middle Level Teachers (3)
MATH 416 Calculus for Middle Level Teachers (4)
MATH 420 Problem Solving for K-8 Teachers (4)

MTED 490A Senior Capstone: Elementary Mathematics Practicum (5)
EDUC 417 Culture of Middle Level School (3)

Total credits for above major: 62 credits
All candidates for certification must pass the WEST-E/NES subject matter test to receive the middle level mathematics endorsement for certification purposes. For complete certification requirements refer to the Department of Education.  Course prerequisites may also apply.

What are the goals of the program? 
Students who major in this program will --

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to use the Mathematical Practices (CCSSM) •and a productive disposition as a student and teacher of mathematics.
  • Demonstrate and apply in the classroom a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics within the K-8 curriculum, of how these topics progress within the K-8 range, of how these topics extend and relate to the mathematics in the secondary curriculum, and of the fundamental concepts in the curriculum in the secondary curriculum and beyond.
  • Demonstrate and apply in the classroom a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.
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