Endorsement Program Requirements

The professional core courses, competencies, and experiences for the Mathematics Coach Endorsement program are designed to address the specific set of issues, knowledge, and competencies that are relevant to coaching, teaching, and learning. The program prepares mathematics coaches who will be able to support teachers’ efforts to help students master academic standards and the content assessment anchors. The program consists of required competencies and includes field experiences.

The Mathematics Coach Endorsement Program consists of 12 credits with 48 hours of embedded field experiences throughout the program. Field experience activities include, but are not limited to: attending professional conferences, utilizing professional resources, conducting inservice or workshops, participation in professional learning communities, planning or implementation of a professional development program, leading discussions on mathematical understanding, etc.  The program may be taken alone or in conjunction with the Master’s of Education in Teaching and Curriculum or the Principal Certification Program.


Candidates must maintain a minimum 3.00 grade point average, satisfactorily complete all required key assessments, attain a grade of "C" or better in all required core courses. Candidates who do not make satisfactory progress will be notified in writing noting the specific deficiencies and requesting that they meet with the program coordinator to develop a remediation plan. Failure to meet or to satisfactorily complete the remediation plan will result in termination from the program.

All persons enrolled in Teacher Education Programs at Penn State Harrisburg are expected to demonstrate the professional dispositions that are aligned with the unit’s vision statement. The faculty shall evaluate the approved dispositions demonstrated by the candidates in class and during field experiences. Candidates may be rated as exemplary, acceptable, or unacceptable. Candidates are expected to attain acceptable or exemplary ratings in order to be recommended for the PDE endorsement.

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