Elementary Mathematics Specialists will know and deeply understand the mathematics of elementary school, how mathematics concepts and skills develop through middle school, will have foundation in pedagogical content knowledge and will be prepared to take on collegial non-evaluative leadership roles within their schools and districts. They will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.
Demonstrate content knowledge for teaching mathematics.
Develop pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics.
Apply leadership knowledge and skills.
This program is appropriate for individuals who work or plan to work, in a K-8 school system or any field where teaching and learning are integral to the mission. The EMS certificate can be embedded within the MSED Elementary Mathematics Specialist (K - 8) degree at WOU and qualifying candidates may also apply for a TSPC Mathematics Instructional Leader: PreK-8 Specialization.
Students with a completed Baccalaureate degree and a valid K-12 teaching license may enter the 24-credit certificate program after meeting university requirements for graduate admission.