Endorsement in Middle Level Math
REQUIRED CREDITS: 24
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Online: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Program DetailsCity University of Seattle provides an online teaching Endorsement program in Middle Level Math for those who wish to teach math in fourth through ninth grade classrooms. The program utilizes an involved faculty of experienced math teachers who will prepare you with the mathematical skills and teaching expertise you need to bring math alive for middle school and junior high school students.
In the program, you'll gain in-depth content knowledge with courses in number sense, linear algebra, geometry, statistics, discrete mathematics and calculus. Then you'll work on pedagogy in courses that cover teaching skills, student assessment and classroom management.
Flexible, Online Learning OptionsCityU of Seattle brings you this math teacher certification course completely online so you can advance your career while maintaining your current daily responsibilities. With small class sizes and over 25 years of dedicated teacher education experience, CityU gives you the best of quality and flexibility. This program is designed for certified teachers with a solid college-level math background, but if you need initial teacher certification, you can earn your middle level math endorsement along with our Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education or Bachelor of Arts in Education: Special Education programs. Speak with an advisor to learn more.
Where CityU Can Take YouIn many places, mathematics is considered a high-need content area because of teacher shortages. This means that your middle level math endorsement could increase your job prospects and make you a more attractive candidate for advancement. When you graduate, you'll be ready to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E ®) to complete your math teacher certification.
Get Started Today!CityU's Albright School of Education offers a number of teacher certification programs, including Alternative Route to Teacher Certification, which may be a good option if you are looking to become a first time math teacher. Or you could complete our secondary school mathematics endorsement program and teach math in fifth through twelfth grade classrooms. Contact a CityU advisor to learn more about our first-rate programs.
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.