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|STEM Master Teacher|
Middle Level Mathematics / Science / Teach STEM is a double major with minor program offered by CWU – Des Moines. This program leads to Washington State Residency Teacher Certification with endorsements in Middle Level Mathematics and Middle Level Science (both grades 4 - 9). Students graduate prepared to teach math and science in middle and junior high schools. This endorsement combination is in high demand by schools in the Puget Sound area and throughout Washington State. Graduating with these two teaching endorsements greatly increases your job prospects over either one alone.
This is the only undergraduate program designed to lead to this endorsement combination in Washington State. The curriculum integrates STEM content and teaching pedagogy and puts these into practice through field experiences embedded in every quarter of the program. Dual preparation in mathematics and science will enhance your teacher toolkit as mathematics is the language of science and science provides a context for mathematics.
The program meets during the day only three days per week. Additional field hours are required outside of class. Cohorts begin only in fall quarters. Well prepared students can complete the program in two academic years with no summers required. Students missing general education courses or allowable prerequisite courses (see below) may need to enroll in summer school in order to graduate in two academic years. Student teaching will occur in the second spring quarter.
|MATH 154: Pre-Calculus Mathematics II||SCED 101: Integrated Life Science|
|MATH 164: Foundations of Arithmetic||SCED 102: Integrated Earth and Space Science*|
|MATH 211: Statistical Concepts and Methods||SCED 103: Integrated Physical Science*|
|MATH 226: Mathematics for Teachers: Geometry and Measurement||PHYS 101: Introductory Astronomy*|
For all other colleges, contact Darin at Darin.Knapp@cwu.edu for a credit evaluation.
STP 300: Inquiry Based Teaching and Lesson Design (4)
STP 303: Knowing and Learning (4)
MATH 232: Discrete Modeling for Middle-level Teachers (4)
SCED 320: Genetics and Cell Biology Concepts (5)
Also: 10-20 field hours required each quarter this year; First quarter: Take West-B and apply to Teacher Certification Program; Apply for all scholarships you may qualify for. Key ones are: TEACH Grant, Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant, WSOS Scholarship, and CWU's Scholarship Central
STP 304: Classroom Interactions 1 (4)
STP 307A: Functions and Modeling in STEM Education (3)
MATH 130: Finite Mathematics (5)
SCED 311: Science Concepts for Teachers (5)
STP 405: Classroom Interactions 2 (4)
SCED 422: Advanced Teaching Strategies for K-8 Science (4)
SCED 330: Marine Science for Teachers (5)
MATH 405: Probability and Statistics for Teachers (4)
Also: 30-40 field hours required each fall & winter this year; Fall: apply for student teaching; must meet student teaching requirements by quarter end; Apply for the Elliot and Howard scholarships through CWU's Scholarship Central and Student Teaching Residency Grant, if you meet qualifications.
EFC 480: Student Teaching (16)
STP 465: Instructing and Assessing Inquiry Based STEM Education (2)
350+ (full time) field hours required this quarter.
|CWU Tuition and Student Fees* (6 quarters)||16,020|
|Books, Course Fees, and Parking||approx. 800|
|Teacher Certification Fees^||approx. 800|