Endorsement in Mathematics
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Program DetailsCity University of Seattle offers a state-approved Endorsement program in Mathematics for those interested in teaching math to children in grades five through 12. If you are a certified teacher, you may complete this program to become highly qualified to teach math, or you may combine it with initial teacher certification in our Bachelor of Arts in Education: Special Education program. CityU of Seattle's math endorsement program includes college-level math courses in geometry and measurement, calculus, probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, number sense and linear algebra. Then, it ties your learning together with pedagogical courses on math acquisition, secondary math teaching skills, and integration with other content areas.
Flexible, Online Learning OptionsCityU allows you to earn your math endorsement online, on your own schedule. This means you can plan your schoolwork around your life and complete the program at your own pace. Our faculty of active secondary math teachers will give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to teach effectively in today's diverse classrooms. Learn more from an Albright School of Education advisor.
Where CityU Can Take YouMathematics has been identified as a high-need area because of teacher shortages, so you may find more opportunity to expand your teaching career when you add a math endorsement. Once you complete the program, you can take the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E ®) to meet your math teacher requirements and earn your endorsement.
Get Started Today!Because of teacher shortages, some students may become certified math teachers more quickly through our Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program. And others may prefer to complete our middle level math endorsement program and teach math to children in grades four through nine. Contact a CityU advisor to see which program is best for you.
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The purpose of this course is to provide the candidate a historical development of mathematical teaching ideas and methods. This course emphasizes the diversity of all individuals involved; the philosophical and sociological perspectives; the development of intellectual mathematical activities; along with the role of content literacy in academic learning at the secondary level. In this course an emphasis will be placed on instructional strategies to assist students' acquisition of mathematics content knowledge effectively through reading, writing, and discussion. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge and beginning instructional strategies to effectively teach mathematics in secondary and middle school settings. Course Entry Requirements: Admission to the Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement or Mathematics Endorsement Program
Math endorsement candidates develop a conceptual understanding of and procedural facility with operations, number systems, ratios, and proportional relationships. Topics include the structure, properties, characteristics of and relationships between number systems including whole numbers, integers, rational, real, and complex numbers; operations of different number systems and their properties; representation, modeling, properties, and operations of vectors and matrices; the progression of learning that begins with the base-ten number system and operations thereof, builds into understanding of and operations with fractions and rational numbers, and extends to understandings of and operations with real numbers; ratios and proportional relationships, including additive and multiplicative perspectives; ratios, rates, and proportions; representation and analysis of proportional relationships using tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, concrete and mathematical models; and verbal description.
Math endorsement candidates develop conceptual understanding of geometric properties and relationships as they apply to congruence, similarity, geometric figures, and the Cartesian Coordinate System. Topics include modeling and solving real life and mathematical problems involving proof of theorems; congruence, similarity, and transformations; physical and technological constructions; lines, angle measure, area, surface area, and volume; classification, visualization, and description of two-dimensional figures and three-dimensional objects and the relationships among them; rigid motion; Pythagorean Theorem; angles, radii, arcs, chords, sectors of circles, and conic sections. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to help K-12 students become college and career ready in geometry and measurement.
Candidates learn systems of linear equations, matrices, vectors in R2 and R3, linear independence, bases and dimensions, linear transformations. This course includes introduction to determinants, and eigen-value problems. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to effectively teach linear algebra in secondary and middle school settings.
Math endorsement candidates develop conceptual understanding and procedural facility with calculus concepts. Topics include functions and absolute value, open and closed intervals, solutions of inequalities; limits, continuity, differentiation; derivatives, definite integrals, techniques of integration and differential equations; apply concepts of function, geometry, and trigonometry in solving problems involving calculus; use concepts of calculus and modeling to represent and solve problems taken from real world contexts. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to help secondary students become college and career ready in calculus.
Math endorsement candidates develop conceptual understanding of a procedural facility with fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics in the formulation and solution of problems. Topics include mathematical proofs (direct, contradiction, contrapositive, induction); graph theory, recurrence relations, finite difference approaches, combinatronics); and application of discrete mathematics to formulate and solve real world problems. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to help secondary students become college and career ready in discrete mathematics.
Math endorsements candidates develop conceptual understanding of an procedural facility with statistics and probability. Topics include summarizing, representing, and interpreting categorical and quantitative data; measures of central tendency, distributions, evaluation of random processes, populations and random sampling, randomization; single variable, multivariate, categorical, and continuous data; binomial probability distributions; the principles of probability; probability of compound events using technology to collect, represent, and analyze data; and using rules of probability to model, make predictions, evaluate decisions, and solve real world problems. Upon successful completion of this course, math endorsement candidates have content knowledge to help K-12 students become college and career ready in probability and statistics.
Math endorsement candidates build skills in effective integration, instructional strategies, and assessments of mathematics in a secondary or middle school classroom. This course also provides candidates with a review of the content necessary to pass the WEST-E mathematics endorsement exam. Upon successful completion, candidates have improved skills needed to help make K-12 students college and career ready in mathematics.