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"Pure mathematics is the world’s best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. It’s free. It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub."

Richard Trudeau, Dots and Lines

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Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement

Elementary Mathematics Specialists are teachers, teacher leaders, or mathematics coaches who are responsible for supporting effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels.

In addition to developing an in-depth knowledge and expertise with regard to teaching elementary mathematics, graduate students may include the endorsement course work within the Specialization component of the MAE and Planned 5th year programs in Elementary Education-Teacher Leader. In addition, students in the Planned 6th-year/Rank I program in Elementary Education may also elect to incorporate this endorsement within their programs.  The endorsement can be incorporated in the EdS in Elementary Education as well.

Did you know?

WKU is Kentucky's first university to offer the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement, P-5.  The national Elementary Mathematics Specialist standards prepared by the American Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) have provided guidance for development the development of the endorsement.  A Joint Position Statement by AMTE, ASSM, NCSM, and NCTM recommends the use of Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMS professionals) in pre-K–6 environments to enhance the teaching, learning, and assessing of mathematics to improve student achievement.

For the most current information on teacher education and certification, admission to professional education and admission to student teaching, consult the website for the Office of Teacher Services (www.wku.edu/teacherservices).

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