K-5 Mathematics Endorsement

  •              Revisions have been made to the updated K-5 Mathematics Endorsement to align with new GaPSC program standards.
                                                                                                The K-5 Mathematics Endorsement registration for the 2023-2024 cohort has closed.                                                                                K-5 Math Endorsement Informational Flyer

    The K - 5 Mathematics Endorsement at Metro RESA is a GaPSC approved preparation program that provides approved candidates with the coursework and related field experience required to add the K - 5 Mathematics Endorsement to a current Standard Georgia Professional Certificate. Each of the courses, equivalent to graduate-level work, address the content, instructional practices, professional responsibility, and teaching aspects of the learner and learning. Candidates demonstrate competencies described in the InTASC Core Teaching Standards in the required course assignments. In order to earn credit for each course, candidates must be in attendance 90% of the time, submit assignments as required, and earn a minimum score on a content test.

    Upon successful completion of the endorsement, candidates may be eligible for a $1,000 per year stipend, for up to 5 years, based on funding approval by the Georgia General Assembly.
    For additional stipend details, review pages 2 and 3 of the GaDOE Math and Science Teachers Supplement FAQ document.   

  • Overview

  • Purpose

  • Admission Requirements

  • Tuition Costs

  • Course I: Foundations of Teaching Practices and Whole Number Operations (40 hours/4 PLUs)

  • Course II: Numerical and Operational Reasoning (40 hours/4 PLUs)

  • Course III: Algebraic and Statistical Reasoning (40 hours/4 PLUs)

  • Course IV: Measurement, Geometric and Spatial Reasoning (40 hours/4 PLUs)

  • Authentic Residency (Embedded Throughout Endorsement)

  • Resource Requirements

  • For more information, contact the Metro RESA K-5 Mathematics Endorsement Coordinator, Denise Huddlestun.

Meet the Coordinator


    Denise Huddlestun, Metro RESA K5 Mathematics Endorsement Coordinator   

    Denise served as the K – 5 Mathematics Specialist at Metro RESA from 2005 until her retirement the end of May 2022. She enjoys continuing to facilitate and support professional learning while coordinating the K – 5 Mathematics Endorsement. Prior to joining Metro RESA, she worked as a School Improvement Specialist with the GaDOE, worked in the Education Preparation Division of the GaPSC, taught pre-service teachers and supervised student teachers at Georgia Southern University, and taught elementary and middle school students. Denise is the Membership Director for the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM) after serving as President from 2018 through 2020.