Requirements for the K-12 Math Specialist graduate endorsement are as follows:
A valid South Dakota elementary or secondary teaching certificate
Advanced certification (possess a master’s degree and/or National Board Professional Teaching Standards [NBPTS] certification).
Three years of experience teaching mathematics in a K-12 setting.
Note: this program provides preparation as a leader in the area of K-12 mathematics but does not change the level at which someone is certified to teach.
18 semester hours of coursework
ED 671 – Assessment for School Mathematics
ED 601 – Foundations and Issues in Mathematics Education
ED 741 – Historical Development of Mathematical Concepts
ED 751 – Leadership in School Mathematics
ED 611 – Algebraic Reasoning: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators
ED 621 – Geometry and Measurement: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators
ED 641 – Understanding Student Thinking in Numbers and Operations
ED 651 – Understanding Student Thinking in Algebra
ED 661 – Understanding Student Thinking in Geometry and Measurement