Elementary Math Specialist Certificate

Contribute vital skills for improving mathematics teaching and learning in our schools by earning an elementary math specialist certificate. Additionally, nine credits may be applied towards a master's degree. Wayne State University is the only institution in Michigan offering this program!

Elementary Math Specialist - Introductory Certificate (12 credits)

Required Courses
  • MAE 6150 - Special Topics: Teacher Learning and Professional Development in Mathematics Education
  • MAE 6400 - Elementary School: Mathematics Curriculum and Assessment
Elective Courses (Take at least two from the following)
  • MAE 6050 - Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades
  • MAE 6450 - Integrating Literature and Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • MAE 7150 - Advanced Studies in Teaching Discrete Mathematics
  • MAE 7200 - Advanced Studies in Teaching Statistics and Probability
  • MAE 7250 - Advanced Studies in Teaching Algebra
  • MAE 7300 - Advanced Studies in Teaching Geometry
  • MAT 5120 - Abstract Algebra for Middle School Teachers
  • MAT 5130 - Problem Solving for Middle School Teachers
  • MAT 5180 - Geometry for Middle School Teachers
  • MAT 5190 - Number Theory for Middle School Teachers

Elementary Math Specialist - Advanced Certificate (12 credits)

Candidates must have earned an introductory certificate to pursue advanced certification. They must also complete the courses below.

Required Course
  • MAE 7400 - Seminar in Mathematics Education
Elective Courses (Take at least three from the list below or introductory certificate electives that have not been taken)
  • CED 6700 - The Role of the Teacher in Guidance
  • EDA 7600 - The Structure of American Education
  • EDA 7660 - Administrative Leadership in School-Community Relations and Public Relations
  • EDA 8630 - Supervision
  • EDA 8650 - Staff Development and School Improvement
  • LDT 6140 - Designing Web Tools for the Classroom
  • LDT 6230 - Internet in the Classroom
  • LDT  7220 - Multimedia for Instruction
  • LDT 7230 - Advanced Multimedia for Instruction
  • MAE 8400 - Technology in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
  • MAE 8550 - Theoretical Perspectives on Learning Mathematics

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