K-5 Math Endorsement
The Northwest Georgia RESA K-5 Mathematics Endorsement program is based on standards set forth by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-3-.92 and has been developed with additional reference to the content recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The K-5 Math Endorsement program consists of three courses:
Increasing Content Knowledge and Pedagogy in K-5 Number and Operations (40 hours)
Increasing Content Knowledge and Pedagogy in K-5 Geometry and Measurement (40 hours)
Increasing Content Knowledge and Pedagogy in K-5 Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability (40 hours)
All courses have several purposes for candidates:
To understand and use the major concepts of mathematics for grades K-5
To solve problems using multiple strategies, manipulatives, and technological tools
To interpret solutions and determine the reasonableness of answers and efficiency of methods
To nurture collaboration, critical thinking, hands-on exploration, manipulative use, problem-based inquiry, technology utilization, and activity implementation addressing various learning styles and multiple intelligences
To select and use a variety of formative and summative assessment techniques to monitor student progress, gauge students' mathematical understanding, and interpret school-based progress
To demonstrate a deep understanding of how K-5 students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical content knowledge appropriate to K-5 mathematics teaching.
Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for entry into a K-5 Mathematics Endorsement cohort:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA
Two or more years of successful teaching experience (Verification is included in Endorsement Candidate Application Form)
A valid Level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate in one of the following fields:
Elementary Education (P-5);
Middle Grades Mathematics (4-8)
Special Education General Curriculum / Early Childhood Education (P-5); or
Any of the following certificates combined with a core academic content concentration in mathematics:
Special Education General Curriculum (P-12);
Special Education Adapted Curriculum (P-12);
Special Education Behavior Disorders (P-12);
Special Education Learning Disabilities (P-12);
Special Education Deaf Education (P-12);
Special Education Physical and Health Disabilities (P-12);
Special Education Visual Impairment (P-12); or
Gifted Education (P-12).
For registration information, please view the Endorsement Application Process.