College of Education

Student Services & Certification

Middle Level Mathematics
Add-on Endorsement

Washington State University’s Middle Level Math Endorsement program is designed for new (including teacher candidates) and experienced teachers who wish to add an additional endorsement or expertise in middle level mathematics to their current certification.

Courses for this add-on endorsement will be available in Spokane, Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver through videoconference (AMS) and face-to-face courses. Teacher candidates should consult with their advisor for program application information and complete their first "block" of education courses prior to enrolling in TCH_LRN 426 and 427.

All prerequisites must be completed with a "C" or better. Required prerequisites are:

  • MATH 106 – College Algebra or an appropriate math placement score*

  • MATH 252 – Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II or an endorsement in elementary education

*WSU will only consider placement scores less than a year old.  If the candidate places into Calculus, they are not required to complete MATH 106 prior to enrolling in any math courses outlined in the Middle Level Mathematics endorsement.  

Required courses:

Course #

Course Title



MATH 151

Calculus for Middle School Teachers


Will include some topics from discrete mathematics as required by Washington’s competencies

MATH 303

Higher Geometry


Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry

MATH 351

Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers


Will also include some topics from discrete mathematics and statistics

TCH_LRN 426/533

Middle Level Mathematics Methods


Will include middle level instructional methodology, student development, philosophy and school organization

TCH_LRN 427/534

Proportional Reasoning


Will include rational numbers and probability

The following courses are recommended to strengthen the candidate's mathematical background:

•   Discrete Math

MATH 216 - Discrete Structure or
MATH 325 - Elementary Combinatorics

•   Probability and Statistics

MATH 205 - Statistical Thinking or
MATH 212 - Intro to Statistical Methods

•   Teaching at the Middle School

TCH_LRN 513 - Seminar in Middle School Ed.

Course offering schedule

All courses except the Math 303 morning class are offered over AMS, via video conferencing to remote campus sites.

Year Fall Spring Summer
2014-15 MATH 303
TCH_LRN 427/534

MATH 351

MATH 303
2015-16 MATH 151
TCH_LRN 426/533
MATH 351
TCH_LRN 427/534
MATH 151
TCH_LRN 426/533

Faculty contacts:

Dr. Jo Olson
(509) 335-5651

Dr. Janet Frost
(509) 358-7595

Dr. Amy Roth McDuffie
(509) 372-7384

Dr. David Slavit
(360) 546-9653

Application information: 

Candidates planning to complete the add-on endorsement program in Middle Level Mathematics need to apply to our add-on endorsement program.

Pullman, WSU Online
Staci Bickelhaupt
PO Box 642152
Pullman, WA 99164-2152
(509) 335-4855

Helen Berry
2710 University Dr.
Richland, WA 99352-1671
(509) 372-7396

Dan Overbay
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600
(360) 546-9673

Kelly LaGrutta
668 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
(509) 358-7942

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