**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