This minor is designed for students who wish to teach science at the middle level (grades 4-9). The coursework provides experiences in science content and pedagogy including field experience and addresses the Washington State competencies for middle-level science teachers. This minor is open only to students working on or currently holding teaching endorsements in elementary education or secondary science (biology, chemistry, Earth science, general science, or physics). Students taking this minor are required to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program. Students must have completed MATH 153 prior to acceptance into this minor. 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 requirement. Students completing this minor are required to demonstrate knowledge , skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students must pass the West-E exam for middle-level science to receive the middle-level science endorsement.