This major is designed for students who wish to teach mathematics and science at the middle level (grades 4-9). The coursework provides experiences in math and science content and pedagogy including field experience and addresses the Washington State competencies for middle level math teachers and the Washington State competencies for middle level science teachers. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Certification Program and complete the Professional Education Program requirements offered through the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum (50 total credits required). Students must successfully demonstrate competency equivalent to the completion of MATH 154 prior to acceptance into this major. Students with strong high school mathematics preparation should take the math placement exam. According to the results of the exam students may satisfy the MATH 153 and MATH 154 requirement. Students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students who complete this major and receive a passing score on the WEST-E exams for middle-level mathematics and science are eligible to receive both the middle-level math and science endorsements.