Cross Endorsement for Middle and Secondary School
Teachers who hold a valid Connecticut teaching certificate within the endorsements areas of integrated early childhood special education, elementary education, middle grades education, secondary academic subjects, special subjects, or special education may cross endorse among these same endorsement areas provided that they complete appropriate Praxis II Subject-Knowledge Tests and course work requirements.
Additional information on Cross Endorsements may be obtained from the Connecticut State Department of Education.
For answers to any additional questions, please contact Maria Mitchell
Middle School Cross-Endorsement
The Praxis II Subject-Knowledge Test #5169 Middle School Mathematics is required for 4 - 8 certification.
Course Work Requirements:
The certification regulations require the completion of a total of 30 semester hours of credit (undergraduate or graduate) in mathematics. The 30 semester hours MUST include either MATH 125 Applied Calculus or MATH 152 Calculus I.
The four methods classes that are also required for cross endorsement are listed below and can be applied towards the Masters of Science (MS) for Certified Elementary Teachers.
MATH 536 Teaching Number Concepts in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
MATH 537 Teaching Geometry and Measurement in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
MATH 538 Teaching Probability & Statistics in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
MATH 539 Teaching Algebraic Thinking in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
Secondary School Cross-Endorsement
The Praxis II Subject-Knowledge Test #5161 Mathematics: Content Knowledge is required for 7 - 12 certification.
Course Work Requirements:
The certification regulations require the completion of a total of 30 semester hours of credit (undergraduate or graduate) in the subject you wish to add. For mathematics we recommend:
MATH 152 Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 218 Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
MATH 221 Calculus II (4 credits)
MATH 228 Linear Algebra (4 credits)
MATH 323 or MATH 525 Geometry (3 credits)
MATH 366 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4 credits)
MATH 377 Introduction to Real Analysis (4 credits)
STAT 314 Statistics for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)
Mathematics Methods Courses (only one is required):
MATH 327 Curriculum & Technology in Secondary Mathematics I (focus on Algebra) (3 credits)
MATH 328 Curriculum & Technology in Secondary Mathematics II (focus on Geometry) (3 credits)
MATH 543 Secondary School Algebra with Technology from an Advanced Viewpoint (3 credits)
MATH 544 Secondary School Geometry with Technology from an Advanced Viewpoint (3 credits)
Note: Any 500 level course listed above can be applied towards the Masters of Science (MS) for Certified Secondary Teachers.
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