The middle-level science teaching major prepares students to teach science at the middle school, or junior high school levels. The program meets the Washington State endorsement competencies for middle-level science and may be combines with a K-8 or middle-level math endorsement. Students wishing to apply for this major must demonstrate mathematical competency equivalent to MATH 153. Students must pass the National Evaluation Series (NES) exam in middle grades general science to receive the middle-level science teaching endorsement. Students in this major must be admitted to Teacher Preparation Program and are required to complete the Professional Education Program (PEP) offered through the educational foundations and curriculum department, with the exception of EFC 416 and EFC 350. Students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching.