Mathematics Teaching Endorsements in Virginia

 

The Virginia 6-12 (high school) mathematics teaching endorsement.

This teaching endorsement requires at least 36 semester hours in mathematics and computer science, as well as the education courses. At the Alexandria Campus, we offer the required math and computer science courses. They are:

Area Course Title Credits
calculus & analytic geometry MTH 173, 174 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry 1 & 2 5,5
prob/stat MTH 241, 242 Statistics 1 & 2 3,3
multi-variable calculus MTH 277 Vector Calculus (multivariable calculus) 4
linear Algebra MTH 285 Linear Algebra 3
discrete Mathematics MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics 4
euclidean & non-euclidean geometry MTH 250 College Geometry 3
abstract algebra MTH 200 Abstract Algebra 3
computer programming CSC 130 or CSC 110   3
 

The education courses must be taken at a 4 year college or university. For those who already have a bachelor's degree, George Mason's Graduate School of Education programs are available. For information on those programs, go to  

http://gse.gmu.edu/programs/secondaryed/sec_ed_endorse/

The Virginia 6-8 Mathematics teaching endorsement

This endorsement requires 21 semester hours in math. The following NVCC courses suffice.

Area Course Title Credits
algebra MTH 163 Precalculus 1 3
geometry MTH 150 Topics in Geometry 3
prob/stat MTH 241 Statistics 1 3
applications MTH 151-152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 1& 2 6
two of these three
MTH 164
MTH 271
MTH 242
Precalculus 2
Applied Calculus 1
Statistics 2
6

The 6-8 Algebra 1 add-on endorsement

This endorsement requires 24 semester hours of mathematics and computer science. However, with the courses available at NVCC, the required areas of course work require more than 24 hours of mathematics and computer science.

Area Course Title Credits
elementary functions, introductory college algebra, and trigonometry MTH 166 Precalculus with Trig 5
linear algebra MTH 285 Linear Algebra 3
calculus MTH 271 or MTH 173 Applied Calculus1  or Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry 1 3 or 5
 euclidean geometry MTH 150 Topics in Geometry 3
prob/stat MTH 241 Stat 1 3
discrete math MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics 4
computer science CSC 130 or CSC 110   3