This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Childhood Education. Please see the Childhood Education (B.S.) program page in the catalog for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program.
Social & Behavioral Sciences (from discipline other than PSY) : 3 Credits
Elective Courses: 14 Credits
Total credits required for degree: 120
Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education
To enter or remain in a program with childhood education a student must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.000.
Students must achieve and maintain a cumulative average of 3.000 in all Childhood Education major course requirements prior to entry into the methods courses (300-level EDU courses).
To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have achieved a 3.000 cumulative average in teacher education coursework.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Childhood Education program (including EDU and Liberal Arts courses).
Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.
Suggested Course Sequence for Mathematics/Childhood Education
The following is a general schedule for the Mathematics/Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Mathematics or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting requirement slots around
to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. A student interested in also completing the Middle Childhood certification should consult with her advisor and the faculty in the intended area of focus about a possible sequence of courses.
**Some courses will not be offered every year and should be taken at the first available opportunity.
Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits
WLD 101 (4 credits)
MAT 111 (3 credits)
MAT 201 (4 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)
Year 1- Spring: 15.5-17 credits
WLD 201 (4 credits)
MAT 121 (3 credits)
MAT 202 (4 credits)
EDU 201 (3 credits)
SST 112 or Elective (1.5 credits - 3 credits)
Year 2- Fall: 16 credits
EDU 206 (3 credits)
HST 105 or Cross-Cultural History Elective (3 credits)
PSY 208 (4 credits)
Even Fall Semesters
MAT 225 (3 credits)
MAT 308 (3 credits)
Odd Fall Semesters
MAT 206 (3 credits)
MAT 303 (3 credits)
Year 2- Spring: 16 credits
BIO 125 (3 credits)
EDU 252 (3 credits)
MAT 220 (4 credits)
HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Elective (3 credits)