# Mathematics Major 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.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study. Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

## Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

### Major Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Mathematics Core | ||

MATH 122 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 221 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 222 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 335 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 340 | Probability | 3 |

Mathematics Specialization | ||

MATH 320 | Transitions to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 350 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 433 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

MTHM 201 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools I ^{1} | 3 |

MTHM 302 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools II ^{1} | 3 |

Mathematics Electives | ||

Select 9 credits from the list (see below) | 9 | |

Mathematics Collateral Requirement | ||

CSIT 111 | Fundamentals of Programming I | 3 |

PHYS 191 | University Physics I | 4 |

Select one of the following: ^{1} | 4 | |

Physical Anthropology | ||

Biological Sciences | ||

The Living World | ||

The Biology of Human Life | ||

Introductory Chemistry | ||

Planet Earth | ||

Physical Geology | ||

Earth and the Environment | ||

Understanding Weather and Climate | ||

Historical Geology | ||

Introduction to Marine Sciences | ||

Introduction to Marine Sciences | ||

Total Credits | 54 |

^{1} | Classes also included in Teacher Education sequence. Credits counted only once. |

### Mathematics Electives

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 323 | Complex Variables | 3 |

MATH 360 | Mathematical Modeling in Biology | 3 |

MATH 368 | Fluid Mechanics | 3 |

MATH 370 | Mathematics for Teaching | 3 |

MATH 398 | Vector Calculus | 3 |

MATH 420 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH 421 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 425 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 426 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |

MATH 431 | Foundations of Modern Algebra | 3 |

MATH 450 | Foundations of Geometry | 3 |

MATH 451 | Topology | 3 |

MATH 460 | Introduction to Applied Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 463 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 464 | Operations Research I | 3 |

MATH 465 | Operations Research II | 3 |

MATH 466 | Mathematics of Finance I | 3 |

MATH 467 | Mathematics of Finance II | 3 |

MATH 469 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH 471 | Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 475 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 485 | Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory | 3 |

MATH 487 | Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography | 3 |

MATH 490 | Honors Seminar | 3 |

MATH 491 | Research in Mathematics Education | 3 |

MATH 495 | Topics for Undergraduates | 1-3 |

MATH 497 | Mathematics Research I | 1-3 |

MATH 498 | Mathematics Research II | 1-3 |

STAT 330 | Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I | 3 |

STAT 401 | Applied Statistics for the Sciences | 3 |

STAT 403 | Techniques and Applications of Statistics | 3 |

STAT 441 | Statistical Computing | 3 |

STAT 442 | Fundamentals of Modern Statistics II | 3 |

STAT 443 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | 3 |

STAT 481 | Introduction to Statistical Data Mining | 3 |

STAT 487 | Statistical Genomics | 3 |

STAT 495 | Topics in Statistical Science | 1-3 |

STAT 497 | Undergraduate Research in Statistical Science | 1-3 |

### Teacher Ed Program Requirements (K-6)

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required Course Work | ||

CMST 101 | Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement ^{1} | 3 |

PSYC 101 | Introduction to Psychology ^{1} | 3 |

FSHD 214 | Child Development I | 3 |

ECEL 200 | Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy ^{1} | 3 |

EDFD 221 | Historical Foundations of American Education | 3 |

EDFD 220 | Philosophical Orientation to Education ^{1} | 3 |

MTHM 201 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools I | 3 |

Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or complete a course from the list below. | 3-4 | |

Professional Sequence | ||

First Semester Junior Year | ||

FSHD 314 | Child Development II: Adolescence | 3 |

MTHM 302 | Mathematics in Elementary Schools II | 3 |

READ 399 | Early Literacy Development and Instruction | 3 |

ECEL 279 | Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education | 3 |

Second Semester Junior Year | ||

ECSE 339 | Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom | 3 |

ECEL 408 | Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

First Semester Senior Year | ||

ECEL 410 | Clinical Experience I: Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms | 2 |

ECEL 412 | Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms | 1 |

READ 408 | Literacy in the Elementary Grades | 3 |

ECEL 427 | Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

Second Semester Senior Year | ||

ECEL 414 | Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms | 9 |

ECEL 421 | Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms | 3 |

Total Credits | 63-64 |

^{1} | Fulfills a General Education Requirement. |

### Physiology/Hygiene Course

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

BIOL 100 | Biological Sciences | 4 |

BIOL 107 | Biology for Survival | 3 |

BIOL 110 | The Biology of Human Life | 4 |

BIOL 215 | Human Heredity | 3 |

BIOL 240 | Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I | 3 |

BIOL 241 | Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II | 3 |

BIOL 243 | Human Anatomy and Physiology | 4 |

BIOL 380 | Genetics | 4 |

HLTH 101 | Personal Health Issues | 3 |

HLTH 207 | Injury Prevention and Emergency Care | 3 |

HLTH 208 | Study of Human Diseases | 3 |

HLTH 213 | Perspectives on Drugs | 3 |

HLTH 220 | Mental Health | 3 |

HLTH 290 | Human Sexuality | 3 |

HLTH 330 | Health Education Methods | 3 |

HLTH 411 | School Health and Community Services | 3 |

HLTH 430 | Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals | 3 |

HONP 210 | Honors Seminar in Science | 4 |

HONP 211 | Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science | 3 |

HPEM 150 | Principles and Practice of Emergency Care | 3 |

NUFD 182 | Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective | 3 |