Mathematics Endorsement Option

This program welcomes teachers certified at the elementary level who seek but do not already hold an endorsement in mathematics (EX) that certifies them to teach mathematics through grade 8. The program is 30 credit hours and provides stimulating, collegial, research- and practice-based learning centered on national and state frameworks. Endorsement requires passing the MTTC Test for Elementary Mathematics. Candidates need to be knowledgeable in mathematics through precalculus.

I. Core Courses

The core sequence provides continuity and integration for all programs. Ideas of policy, change, growth and diversity are developed in the following courses.

EDA 501Adv Social Fndations of Ed3
EDC 556Learning & Classrm Assessment3
or EDC 560 Rdg:Diag/Assessment Tech K-12
EDK 500Intro to Research in Education3
Total Credit Hours9

Students are strongly encouraged to elect at least one core class during the first year of work. Completion of all core classes is recommended within the first 20 credit hours. All core classes must be elected on the UM-Dearborn campus.

II. Professional Studies

EDMA 511
EDMA 512
Lrng & Tchg Middle Grade Math
and Comm and Assmt in Math Lrng
Select one:3
Leadership in Mathematics Educ
Currm Devt & Rsch in Math Ed
Topics in Math Education
Teaching with Technology
Total Credit Hours9

III. Cognates

MATH 542Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 543Algebra for Teachers3
MATH 544Data Anlsys,Prob&Stat forTchrs3
MATH 545Number & Prop'l Rsng for Tchrs3
Select one:0-3
Discrete Math/Modeling for Tch
Microcomp in Math for Teach
Concepts of Calc for Teachers
Sec School Math for Teachers
Topics in Math for Teachers
Indep Study in Math Education
Total Credit Hours12-15

Candidates who have not completed a college level precalculus or calculus course must do so.

To be recommended for the EX endorsement (teaching middle school mathematics), candidates must provide documentation that they have passed the Michigan Teacher Test for Certification (MTTC) elementary mathematics examination.