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Mathematics/Childhood Education (B.S.)


[Advisement note: effective 5/8/2019, the Childhood Education and Mathematics program has been suspended and is no longer accepting new students]

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

Mathematics Courses: 33 Credits

MAT 111 Math for Teaching and Learning I : 3 Credits
MAT 121 Math For Teaching & Learning II : 3 Credits
MAT 201 Calculus I : 4 Credits
MAT 202 Calculus II : 4 Credits
MAT 206 Linear Algebra : 3 Credits
MAT 220 Applied Statistics : 4 Credits
MAT 225 Bridge to Higher Mathematics : 3 Credits
MAT 303 Probability : 3 Credits
MAT 308 Introduction to Modern Geometry : 3 Credits
MAT 405 Seminar : 3 Credits

Education Courses: 37 Credits
EDU 201 Education and Society : 3 Credits
EDU 206 Educational Psychology : 3 Credits
EDU 252 Learning, Language and Literacy : 3 Credits
EDU 306 Inclusive Learning Design : 4 Credits
EDU 314 Social Studies Methods : 2 Credits
EDU 323 Teaching Math, Science & Technology : 4 Credits
EDU 337 Classroom Management : 3 Credits
EDU 352 Advanced Learning, Language & Literacy : 3 Credits
EDU 401 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 1-3) : 6 Credits
EDU 402 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 4-6) : 6 Credits
NCR 070 Reporting and Identifying Child Abuse and Maltreatment : 0 Credits
NCR 071 School Violence Prevention : 0 Credits
NCR 317 Health Education Standards WS : 0 Credits

Required Supporting Courses: 24 Credits

Completeone of the following: 3 Credits
HST 105 History of the United States I
HST 106 History of the United States II

Complete one cross-cultural history courses : 3 Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 Credits

Complete one:
PSY 203 Childhood and Adolescence : 3 Credits
PSY 208 Developmental Science : 4 Credits

SCI 104 Earth Science and Astronomy : 3 Credits
BIO 125 Struct and Funct of Living Forms : 3 Credits

VPA 111 Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts : 3 Credits
* Any Studio ART/DAN/MUS class may be taken in place of VPA 111.

One semester of a language other than English : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 14 Credits

RSC General Education 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)
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)