To gain a Math endorsement, you must demonstrate your subject–matter knowledge in multiple ways.
Prior to your admission to the M.A.T. program, you need to complete Maths coursework and state-required content exams. While enrolled in the M.A.T. program, you will complete coursework and have school-based placements to prepare you to teach Math.
1. CONTENT PREPARATION
One part of preparing to teach Math is a strong preparation in the subject. The best content preparation is a major in Math. At a minimum, you should complete a minor or at least 45 quarter credits or 30-semester credits (7.5 Puget Sound units) of Math coursework. Suggested courses include:
- Math 150: Finite Mathematics.
- Math 160: Intro to Applied Statistics.
- Math 170 or 180: Calculus.
You must pass the National Evaluations System's exam (NES) in Math and submit scores from an approved basic skills test. No specific passing score is required for basic skills. Scores are used as a formative instrument to determine a candidate's basic skill level in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Please see our Testing Overview page for information on testing deadlines.
|BASIC SKILLS TESTING||CONTENT AREA TESTING|
Math, Reading & Writing
TEST: NES 304
3. SCHOOL-BASED PLACEMENTS & COURSEWORK
You will complete middle school and high school teaching methods coursework and Math-related school-based experiences during the academic year. In addition, the state of Washington requires that you pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), which you will submit during the spring semester.
For additional information, contact Karen Stump at the School of Education.