- Offered as:
The endorsement in middle-level math is offered as an add-on endorsement. It can be earned concurrently with a teaching certificate or added to an already valid teaching certificate.
Any elementary education majors or secondary education majors certifying in another subject, but interested in math, are eligible to complete the middle-level math endorsement.
If you choose to major in math with a teaching goal, you'll follow the secondary teaching track.
- Strengths of the Program
- You can join a math, science, and engineering community residence hall at WSU Pullman—share classes with your neighbors, study together, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab.
- The Owen Science and Engineering Library subscribes to more than 200 math journals, and there are 15,000 volumes in the math section of the library.
- Gain excellent instruction in analysis/differential equations, computational math, discrete math, mathematical modeling, math education, optimization, probability, and statistics.
- Math lab facilities include 25 networked Linux computers with software for differential equations, linear algebra, and calculus, and two PC labs with 40 computers containing math education software.
- Study and work with a diversity of young students that mirrors today’s classrooms.
- The U.S. Department of Education selected WSU for a grant of more than $11 million to create a model teacher education program centered on high-needs youths.
- WSU offers the state’s only teacher education program that provides practical classroom teaching opportunities in every region of Washington.
- Learn effective teaching at the state’s only undergraduate education degree program housed at a major research university.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need.
For math teaching majors
Endowed scholarships for math majors are available from the Department of Mathematics and the College of Arts and Sciences.
The College of Education distributes funds from 13 endowed scholarships to approximately 100 teacher education students every semester. Some of the scholarships with multiple recipients include the College of Education Alumni Association Scholarship, the Louise H. Meyer Scholarship, the Don and Julia Lee Scholarship, and the Claude Simpson and Peggy Simpson Yates Scholarship.
For more information about these scholarships, call the College of Education at 509-335-7843 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Campus organizations and activities
- Math Club (a support group for math students that sponsors speakers, films, and other activities)
- Women in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (a group that offers support and enrichment programs)
- The Washington State University national math modeling team
- The Educators Club, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color are pre-professional organizations run by education students for education students. All future teachers are invited to join and participate.
- Suggested strengths, interests, and preparation
Students planning to major in mathematics at WSU should take four years of mathematics in high school through at least pre-calculus. Most mathematics majors begin with first or second semester calculus (Math 171 or 172).
Students should take two years of a foreign language in high school, which will also meet a WSU graduation requirement.
Future teachers should care about children and have the desire to make a real difference in the world.