Bachelor of Arts in Education in Mathematics/Middle Level Endorsement

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Completion of this major and the general degree completion requirements for secondary education (Secondary Education Required Core, 43 credits) satisfies the Washington State requirements for a middle-level mathematics endorsement (grades 4-9).

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


Curriculum & Requirements

Mathematics/Middle Level Endorsement Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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.

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Mathematics 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
MATH 312GEOMETRY FOR THE K-8 TEACHER5
MATH 411DISCRETE MATHEMATICS FOR K-8 TEACHERS4
MATH 413DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY FOR MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHERS3
MATH 416CALCULUS FOR MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHERS4
MATH 420PROBLEM SOLVING FOR K-8 TEACHERS4
Required Mathematics Education Courses
MTED 290EARLY MATH PRACTICUM3
MTED 425ASSESSMENT IN THE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM3
MTED 476MATHEMATICAL PROGRESSIONS3
MTED 478MATHEMATICAL MODELING IN SCHOOLS3
Required Senior Capstone
MTED 490BSENIOR CAPSTONE: SECONDARY PRACTICUM 5
Total Credits55

Catalog Listing

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate and apply in the classroom a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics;
  • 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;
  • exhibit a productive disposition: value learning, value and respect student thinking, exhibit curiosity about students and mathematics, demonstrate perseverance, model effective learning, understand and value the role of discourse in promoting the learning of math.