Catalogue 2017 - 2018

Bachelor of Arts in the Mathematical Sciences, Teacher Preparation-Elementary School Suggested Sequence of Courses


Degree Requirements

The typical course schedule for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the Mathematical Sciences, teacher preparation-elementary school, would be constructed as indicated below.

Mathematical Sciences Teacher Preparation - Elementary School

CS 170Technology in Mathematics

3 cr.

MATH 107Mathematics For Elementary Education I

3 cr.

MATH 108Mathematics for Elementary Education II

3 cr.

MATH 120Intro Statistics for the Arts & Sciences

3 cr.

or

MATH 121Introductory Probability and Statistics

3 cr.

MATH 133Calculus I

4 cr.

MATH 134Calculus II

4 cr.

MATH 235Calculus III

3 cr.

MATH 281Foundations of Mathematics I

3 cr.

MATH 282Foundations of Mathematics II

3 cr.

MATH 306Linear Algebra

3 cr.

MATH 371Modern Aspects of Geometry

3 cr.

MATH 377Elementary Number Theory

3 cr.

MATH 451Senior Project I

1 cr.

MATH 452Senior Project II

2 cr.

Total Credit Hours:40

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 132English Composition I

3 cr.

MATH 133Calculus I

4 cr.

HIST 111United States History to 1877

3 cr.

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3 cr.

PEHR 151Personal Health and Wellness

1 cr.

LA 100First Year Seminar

2 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 133English Composition II

3 cr.

MATH 134Calculus II

4 cr.

HIST 206World History, 1500CE-Present

3 cr.

POSC 102American National Government

3 cr.

CS 170Technology in Mathematics

3 cr.

PEHR 163Games Children Play (Required for Elementary Education Majors)

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:17
First attempt on Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL is encouraged in Spring Semester.

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

ED 350Teaching of Elementary Reading and Language Arts

3 cr.

BIO 103Life Sciences I

3 cr.

MATH 235Calculus III

3 cr.

MATH 281Foundations of Mathematics I

3 cr.

ENGL 339Children's Literature

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

ED 375Elementary Curriculum and Methods

3 cr.

ED 252Survey of Geography

1 cr.

MATH 121Introductory Probability and Statistics

3 cr.

or

MATH 120Intro Statistics for the Arts & Sciences

3 cr.

ENGL 260Literary Horizons

3 cr.

PHYS 105Basic Physics

3 cr.

MATH 282Foundations of Mathematics II

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16
First attempts on Foundations of Reading and/or Elementary Subject Matter MTEL are encouraged in this year.

Junior Year - Fall Semester

PSY 304Educational Psychology

3 cr.

EC 111Principles of Microeconomics

3 cr.

HIST 112United States History, 1878 to the Present

3 cr.

MATH 107Mathematics For Elementary Education I

3 cr.

MATH 306Linear Algebra

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year - Spring Semester

PH XXXEthical Perspective

3 cr.

ED 301Principles and Problems of Education

3 cr.

MATH 371Modern Aspects of Geometry

3 cr.

or

MATH 377Elementary Number Theory

3 cr.

MATH 108Mathematics for Elementary Education II

3 cr.

HIST 205World History, Prehistory-1500CE

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:17
All MTEL tests must be passed at this point.

Senior Year - Fall Semester

ED 425Elementary Education Topics

3 cr.

ED 479Elementary Teaching Practicum

9 cr.

ED 480Elementary Practicum Seminar

3 cr.

MATH 451Senior Project I

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year - Spring Semester

CUL XXXCultural Studies Perspective

3 cr.

MUS 101Introduction to Music

3 cr.

MATH 377Elementary Number Theory

3 cr.

or

MATH 371Modern Aspects of Geometry

3 cr.

MATH 452Senior Project II

2 cr.

ILP XXXIntegrated Liberal Professional Perspective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:14
  • *Requires 25-hour prepracticum classroom experience and journal. Journal topics are related to course. Prepracticum hours must be completed in any sophomore or junior semester, ideally one experience in sophomore year and one experience in junior year.
  • Two courses in the curriculum must be designated “Writing Intensive.”
  • MATH 371 and MATH 377 are offered in alternate spring semesters, so either MATH 371 or MATH 377 will be taken in the spring semester of the junior year, and the other will be taken in the spring semester of the senior year.

 

Note: Concurrent completion of the Elementary Education major, which yields a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, is required for the Teacher Preparation - Elementary School Track. 

Note: the General University Requirements in Aesthetics and Cultural Studies can be satisfied by taking a single course that has a designation (CA) of fulfilling both requirements.