Mathematics Endorsement Requirements

Mathematics Endorsement Requirements


Why an Endorsement?

Washington state teachers must be certified to teach and must hold an endorsement in a teaching subject. To be eligible for an endorsement, applicants must complete college-level coursework in their endorsement subject to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of various topics in the discipline. Specific endorsement competency areas are outlined by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.

Mathematics Endorsement Course Requirements

  • Algebra - 2 courses
          1 course must be 200-level or higher
  • Calculus Sequence - 2-3 courses*
          Multivariable Calculus encouraged, but not recommended
  • Discrete Mathematics (200-level or higher) - 1 course
  • History of Mathematics or Foundations of Mathematics - 1 course
  • Geometry (200-level or higher) - 1 course
  • Statistics - 2 courses OR Calculus-based Statistics - 1 course

*Depends on institution (semester or quarter school)

Additional Requirements

  • Courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 will be accepted
  • 100-level or higher community college or university course level will be accepted, except where 200-level requirement is noted
  • Courses may fulfill more than one content area requirement 
  • Because courses may fulfill multiple requirements, students must complete a minimum of 45 quarter credits or 30 semester credits of coursework in Mathematics (a major in Mathematics is not required)

Transcript Review

It is strongly recommended that applicants work with an admissions or School of Educational Studies advisor to complete an endorsement area transcript review to determine if any course requirements are missing.

Applicants may be asked to submit a syllabus to determine whether a course meets endorsement area competencies.