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MathematicsWe are pleased you decided to visit us, and hope you might come in person sometime soon. Our department is friendly and attentive to students' needs, and it is easy to get acquainted with other students, staff, and faculty.
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Cheney, WA 99004
Degree & Program Options
This page describes a Middle Level Mathematics major
This degree provides students with a strong background in the mathematical concepts they will need for teaching mathematics to students in elementary school. In addition to gaining a strong understanding of mathematical content, students learn to engage elementary school students in hands-on activities that promotes their understanding of difficult concepts
This page describes a Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement option for the BAE in Elementary Mathematics major.
The BAE Mathematics/Secondary degree prepares prospective teaching candidates with strong foundations in mathematics and how students learn mathematics. Faculty in the program actively research mathematics teacher development and work closely with teacher candidates to support their development of reflective classroom practices. Teacher candidates have opportunities throughout the program to apply their practice in calssroom placements, tutoring programs and seminars, and undergraduate research.
The program leading to the BS in mathematics is especially strong, and is unique within the region. The department strives to promote excellence; it fields teams for the Putnam competition and prepares students for actuarial exams. It also sponsors a chapter of the mathematical honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon. Recent graduates are successfully pursuing careers in industry or doctoral work at top-level universities.