The Middle School Mathematics Certificate program, in the College of Science and Health, is a professional development program designed for licensed teachers to increase their mathematical and pedagogical knowledge in middle school mathematics. The program is specifically designed to provide a broad mathematical background in middle school mathematics content, to develop a knowledge base regarding current research on the teaching and learning of mathematics, and to implement an action research plan to analyze and improve student learning outcomes in mathematics.
In addition to the general UW-L requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must hold a teaching license, have at least 3 years of teaching experience, and complete a program application and personal data sheet, available from the mathematics department.
Required coursework includes six summer courses and two academic year Web-based courses.
Year 1 – Summer Session
MTH 651 Numbers and Operations (1 credit)
MTH 652 Geometry and Measurement (1 credit)
MTH 653 Algebraic Reasoning (1 credit)
Year 1 – Fall
MTH 657 Problem Solving (2 credits)
Year 1 – Spring
MTH 658 Mathematical Assessment (2 credits)
Year 2 – Summer Session
MTH 654 Probability (1 credit)
MTH 655 Statistics (1 credit)
MTH 656 Functions and Graphs (1 credit)
Total Credits: 10
In order to be awarded the middle school mathematics certificate, candidates must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in these courses and a passing score of 152 on the Praxis II Subject Assessment: Middle School Mathematics (#20069).