Endorsement in Mathematics
REQUIRED CREDITS: 24
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Online: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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.
Content Area (24)
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
Candidates explore how students have an intuitive understanding of numbers, their magnitude, relations, and how they are affected by operations. It works with the conceptual framework of number information that enables a person to understand numbers and number relations and to solve mathematical problems. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to effectively teach number sense and theory in secondary and middle school settings.
Candidates are introduced to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometrics. Candidates explore the logical notions of consistency, model interpretation, independence, properties and theorems of geometric systems. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to effectively teach geometry and measurement in secondary and middle school settings.
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.
Candidates learn the concepts of functions and absolute value, open and closed intervals, and solutions of inequalities. The course covers limits, derivatives, definite integrals, techniques of integration and differential equations. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to effectively teach calculus in secondary and middle school settings.
Candidates learn the logic of proofs, combinatorics, graph theory, and topics from recurrences and generating functions, and set theory. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to effectively teach discrete mathematics concepts in secondary and middle school settings.
Candidates learn descriptive statistics including measures of location, spread and central tendency; an introduction to inferential statistics including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; empirical and theoretical frequency distributions; and, the binomial and normal random variables. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates have content knowledge to effectively teach probability and statistics in secondary and middle school settings.
This course covers effective integration of mathematics content, pedagogy and assessment in the secondary and middle school classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will recognize the relation between the teaching of mathematics and other subject areas.