TG, or anyone else, can you explain Mathematics Instruction Endorsement Assessment?

Discussion in 'Single Subject Tests' started by Peachyness, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Peachyness

    Peachyness Virtuoso

    Jul 14, 2006
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    Jul 18, 2011

    So, TG, I looked at the MIAE, but I'm not fully understanding the purpose. According to the website, it is a "prerequisite for acceptance into educator preparation programs." So, for someone like me who already has my degree and credentials, is there another purpose to these tests?
  3. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    May 13, 2005
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    Jul 18, 2011

    This is a brand-new thing that just came to my notice today, Peachy.

    Confusion, part 1: MIAE isn't an "it", it's a "they". It's two different tests.

    Confusion, part 2: MIAE is pretty clearly intended for multiple subjects, but doesn't seem to be required for credentialing per se, but rather for authorizations beyond the basic credentialing.

    If I read this document (, correctly, one MIAE test seems to be intended for multiple subject teachers who need to teach math through the pre-algebra level - which is beyond what's tested in CSET-MS, thank you very much - and the other MIAE for math through Algebra I (which comes a bit short of what's required by CSET Math I and II for the Foundational-level Math credential).

    The doc I cited also mentions a Mathematics Instructional Leadership Specialist Credential - one wonders whether that might not be something like a math coach, serving teachers who need help teaching math.

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