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Math Teaching Endorsement for Secondary Education

If you are a current UW student and are interested in teaching mathematics at the secondary level, please meet with a math advisor as soon as possible to learn more about the BA- Mathematics Teacher Preparation degree.

If you are interested in a teaching endorsement in Mathematics from the State of Washington and have either an endorsement in another subject or a bachelor's degree from another university, the Math Department will review your transcripts, and recommend or require the following courses or their equivalents. Please contact Sarah Garner at 543-0388 or email, for more information about these requirements or for a review of your transcripts.

As we review your transcripts, we will be looking for courses equivalent to the following:

Topic UW Course Number Qtr Credits
Calculus Math 124, 125, 126 15
Math Reasoning Math 300 3
Linear Algebra Math 308 3
Algebra for Teachers Math 411, 412 6
Geometry for Teachers (Euclidean and non-Euclidean) Math 444, 445 6
Probability and Statistics Math 394, and a basic course in Statistics 6-7
Total Qtr Credits for Endorsement 39-40

As a general rule, mathematics courses are primarily offered during the day. We have a very limited offering of evening courses. The math courses for teachers, 444/445, 411/412, are also offered during Summer Quarter. Please check with the Student Services Office, C-36 Padelford, (206)543-6830, for specific information about class meeting times. For information about the Master's in Teaching Program at the University of Washington, please view their website: Teacher Education Program.