Major inElementary Education -Middle School Mathematics Teaching Endorsement (5-8)

Program Overview

Majoring in Education, with a middle school mathematics endorsement, involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective educator and lifelong learner. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).
You’ll also have real opportunities to learn in a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice. Because we design our education program to be responsive to the needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career as an elementary school teacher (K through 6th grade), middle school teacher (5th-8th grade), math specialist, or math coach.
Students who complete this major, and endorsement, are eligible to apply to the Minnesota Department of Education for a teaching credential for children K-6 and 5-8. Passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required.
Career Potential:
K-6 Teacher, public or private
Middle School Mathematics Teacher, public or private
Mathematics Specialist
Math Coach
Majoring in education with a middle school mathematics endorsement involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You will develop the skills and insight to become an effective educator and lifelong learner. You will gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take credit hours toward a Bachelor of Arts degree and the education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedadogy are also required.)
You will also have real opportunities to learn in a series of classes, field experiences, and student-teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice. Because we design our education program to be responsive to the needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you are considering a career as an elementary school teacher (K through 6th grade), middle school teacher (5th through 8th grade), math specialist, or math coach.
Students who complete this endorsement are eligible to apply to the Minnesota Department of Education for a teaching credential for grades kindergarten through 6. Passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required.

Required Courses

View Elementary Education -Middle School Mathematics Teaching Endorsement (5-8) required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

  • K-6 Teacher, public or private
  • Middle School Mathematics Teacher, public or private
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Math Coach