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Program Benefits: Elementary Math Specialist  

Elementary Math Specialist (P-5) “Endorsement” Details

The Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement is designed to give professionals both a deep and practical knowledge of the content and pedagogy of elementary mathematics and skills for working with other professionals to develop their mathematical knowledge for teaching in P-5 settings.

  • Unique model with roots beginning the Toyota Math and Technology Leadership Academy
  • State and national reputation for highly qualified teacher education graduates
  • Highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff
  • Integration of educational technology throughout program
  • Educational Resources Center that contains library resources dedicated specifically to education programs

Elementary Math Specialization (P-5) “Certificate” Details

The Elementary Mathematics Specialization P-5 Certificate is designed to give education professionals a breadth of elementary mathematics content and mathematics pedagogy knowledge. It will also further develop collaborative skills needed to enhance mathematical knowledge for teaching in P-5 team teaching or co-teaching settings.

An Elementary Mathematics Specialization Certificate is for:

  • Elementary teachers outside of Kentucky in a state without an EMS Endorsement*
  • Middle/secondary mathematics teachers
  • Special education teachers who are responsible for supporting effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels

This graduate certificate does NOT lead to certification for an addition to a teaching license, but rather will be listed as a certificate on the WKU transcript upon completion.  The coursework leads to more knowledge about elementary mathematics education for those not eligible for the Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Endorsement.

*Applicants in Elementary Education outside of Kentucky should check with their licensing entity to determine eligibility for the EMS Endorsement vs. EMS Certificate to see which is available and the best fit.

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 Last Modified 8/29/16