Bachelor of Arts in Education in Mathematics/Elementary

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Completion of the Elementary BAE in Mathematics degree, the general degree completion requirements for elementary education, and a minor field study satisfies the state requirements for an elementary education teaching endorsement (grades K-8).

All candidates for certification must pass the WEST-E/NES subject matter test to receive an endorsement for certification purposes. For complete certification requirements refer to the Department of Education. Course prerequisites may also apply

Curriculum & Requirements

Mathematics/Elementary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

Completion of this major and the General Degree Completion Requirements for Education, Elementary, satisfies the state requirements for a generalist (multiple subject) Elementary Education teaching endorsement.

Prerequisite Grade Policy: students must have earned a grade ≥C or better in any course that is to be used to satisfy a prerequisite requirement for a subsequent mathematics course offered by the Eastern Washington University Department of Mathematics.

Grade Requirements: students must receive a grade ≥C in each course used to satisfy the requirements of an undergraduate major or minor in mathematics.

Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Mathematics Elementary Courses
MATH 208MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS I5
MATH 209MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II4
MATH 210MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS III4
MATH 311FUNCTIONS AND RELATIONS FOR K-8 TEACHERS5
or MATH 313 PATTERNS, RELATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS
MATH 312GEOMETRY FOR THE K-8 TEACHER5
MATH 411DISCRETE MATHEMATICS FOR K-8 TEACHERS4
MATH 420PROBLEM SOLVING FOR K-8 TEACHERS4
Required Mathematics Education Courses
MTED 425ASSESSMENT IN THE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM3
MTED 476MATHEMATICAL PROGRESSIONS3
Required Capstone
MTED 490ASENIOR CAPSTONE: ELEMENTARY PRACTICUM 5
Total Credits42

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAE in Mathematics/Elementary from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • 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.