Elementary Math Specialization P-5, Certificate (0485)

ElemMath

http://www.wku.edu/ste/


Program Coordinator

Janet L. Tassell, janet.tassell@wku.edu, (270) 745-5306

The Elementary Math Specialization P-5 Certificate is designed to give education professionals a breadth of elementary mathematics content and mathematics pedagogy knowledge. It will also further develop collaborative skills needed to enhance mathematical knowledge for teaching in P-5 team teaching or co-teaching settings.


Students may include the certificate course work within the Specialization component of the Masters of Arts in Education (MAE), Planned 5th year, Planned 6th year/Rank I and EdS programs in Elementary Education/Teacher Leader.
This graduate certificate program requires 15 hours that may earned for the certificate only (stand-alone) or up to 12 hours may be incorporated into a degree program. This certificate may also be appropriate for:

  • Out-of-state licensed, elementary teachers: Some states do not recognize the Elementary Math Specialist Endorsement as a licensing addition. Therefore, the “certificate” would be the route to show completion on their transcript.
  • Middle or secondary licensed mathematics teachers or special education licensed teachers. For an Elementary Math Specialist Endorsement, EPSB requires teachers to hold an elementary license. Applicants in Elementary Education should check with their licensing entity to determine eligibility for the EMS Endorsement vs. EMS certificate to see which is available and the best fit.

This certificate program is designed for those applicants who do not hold, or are not eligible for, a teaching certificate for Elementary Education, Grades P-5 as is required for the Endorsement for Elementary Mathematics Specialist program.

For this Mathematics Specialist certificate, applicants must meet one the following criteria:

  • Hold teacher certification/licensure for elementary teachers from out-of-state
  • Hold teacher certification/licensure for middle grades or secondary mathematics or special education.

Applicants in Elementary Education should check with their licensing entity to determine eligibility for the EMS Endorsement vs. EMS certificate to see which is available and which is the best fit.

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Required Courses
ELED 571Leadership, Math and Technology Education3
ELED 572Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners3
ELED 573Math and Technology Assessment3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Problem Solving for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 1
Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers
Number Concepts for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers
Total Hours15
1

Students must complete MATH 411G unless MATH 411 was completed as an undergraduate student.  If MATH 411 was completed, both MATH 507 and MATH 508 must be completed.