Mathematics with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.S.)

Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements13
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3
Major Requirements44
Teacher Education Program Requirements60
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 225Linear Algebra4
MATH 340Probability3
Specialization
MATH 271Special Topics in Modern Mathematics3
MATH 320Transitions to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 350College Geometry3
MATH 433Theory of Numbers3
Mathematics Electives
Select 5 credits from the list below.5
Collateral Requirements
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Java Programming3
or CSIT 104 Python Programming I
Select one of the following:4
Physical Anthropology
Biological Sciences
The Biology of Human Life
Introductory Chemistry
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Understanding Weather and Climate
Earth System History
Introduction to Marine Sciences
Senior Workshop
MATH 499Math Senior Workshop1
Total Credits44

Electives

MATH 323Complex Variables3
MATH 360Mathematical Modeling in Biology3
MATH 364Operations Research I3
MATH 369Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 375History of Mathematics3
MATH 398Vector Calculus3
MATH 421Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 425Advanced Calculus I3
MATH 426Advanced Calculus II3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
MATH 450Foundations of Geometry3
MATH 451Topology3
MATH 460Introduction to Applied Mathematics3
MATH 463Numerical Analysis3
MATH 465Operations Research II3
MATH 478Theoretical Fluid Dynamics3
MATH 485Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory3
MATH 487Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography3
MATH 490Honors Seminar3
MATH 491Research in Mathematics Education3
MATH 495Special Topics in Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics1-3
MATH 497Mathematics Research I1-3
MATH 498Mathematics Research II1-3
STAT 230Data Science and Statistics3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication
Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
G. Computer Science
Fundamentals of Java Programming (Fulfilled in the major.)
Python Programming I
H. Mathematics
Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled in the major.
Physical Anthropology
Biological Sciences
The Biology of Human Life
Introductory Chemistry
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Understanding Weather and Climate
Earth System History
Introduction to Marine Sciences
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Historical Foundations of American Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Introduction to Psychology (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits13

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Complete one language course.3
World Cultures
Fulfilled by a General Education K2 - Global Cultural Perspectives course.
Total Credits3

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CMST 1013WRIT 1063
CSIT 111 or 1043GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
MATH 1021EDFD 2203
MATH 1224EDFD 2213
PSYC 1013MATH 2214
WRIT 1053 
 17 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FSHD 2143FSHD 3143
ECEL 2003GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
MATH 2224MATH 2254
MATH 3203MTHM 2013
 13 14
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECEL 4183World Language 23
World Language 13ECEL 4273
MATH 3403MATH 3503
MTHM 3023MATH 4333
READ 3993READ 4083
 Major Elective3
 15 18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 4991ECEL 4149
Major Elective2ECEL 4213
Major Elective3 
ECEL 4083 
ECEL 4102 
ECEL 4121 
ECEL 4223 
 15 12
Total Credits 120