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Mathematics/Childhood Education (B.S.)


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.

Degree Requirements


Total Mathematics credits for Childhood Education: 33


Total Professional courses: 37 Credits


Required Supporting Courses (Liberal Arts)


Select one cross-cultural history [HST] courses (XC)(H/A): 3 Credits


One semester of a language other than English (H-L): 3 Credits


Total Supporting Liberal Arts: 24 Credits


General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses:



Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 3 Credits

  • 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 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • MAT 121 (3 credits)
  • MAT 202 (4 credits)
  • EDU 201 (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 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)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 17 credits

  • EDU 314 (2 credits)
  • EDU 352 (3 credits)
  • EDU 337 (3 credits)
  • Elective/Foreign Language (3 credits)
  • Even Fall Semesters
    • MAT 225 (3 credits)
    • MAT 308 (3 credits)
  • Odd Fall Semesters
    • MAT 206 (3 credits)
    • MAT 303 (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 14 credits

  • NCR 317 (0 credits)
  • EDU 323 (2 credits)
  • EDU 314 (2 credits)
  • EDU 352 (3 credits)
  • EDU 337 (3 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 12 credits

  • EDU 401 (6 credits)
  • EDU 402 (6 credits)
  • NCR 070 (0 credits)
  • NCR 071 (0 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits

  • MAT 405 (3 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)