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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major with Inclusive Childhood Education Major


The mathematics major with inclusive early childhood/childhood education major is designed for students preparing to teach at the early childhood or elementary level and/or to teach students with special
needs. The mathematics portion of this program consists of 40 credits of mathematics, including Exploring Mathematics, the History of Mathematics, Real Analysis or Abstract Algebra, and the Foundations of Geometry. Students take a mathematical computing couse, as well as science courses in two different areas. In addition, students take the appropriate education courses to prepare them for the classroom.

Students are officially accepted into the mathematics major after completion of MTH 201, Introduction to Mathematical Structures, with a grade  of C or better. All mathematics majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, both in the major and overall, and a minimum GPA of 2.7 to continue on in education certification.

Mathematics Core

The Mathematics core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take 6 courses (21 credits) listed below. The individual programs add mathematical depth and breadth. The Senior Comprehensive Problem Solving Seminar engages the student in integrating and applying a broad range of skills and concepts.

Required Courses for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Childhood Education

In addition to the Mathematics core, students in the Mathematics Major with the Inclusive Childhood Education Major must take the 15 credit hours listed below.

Elective Courses for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Childhood Education

Students with a Mathematics Major with the Inclusive Childhood Education Major must take both science and mathematics electives. These include:

  • Seven credits of science including one science lab course.
  • Six credits in upper division mathematics courses from the following list:

Required Courses for Inclusive Childhood Education Major

Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Inclusive Childhood/Middle Childhood Education Major Requirements


Mathematics Senior Experience

The comprehensive experience evaluates student mastery in mathematical thinking.  Students are actively involved in investigating collections of non-routine problems from a variety of sources. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding and application of fundamental concepts, processes, representations and communication of mathematics.

Sample Program

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 9
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Questions Science (PEQ) and Lab Credits: 4
  • Additional Science Credits: 3
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ): 3 (or 6 if Additional Science not a PEQ)
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Math Elective Credits: 6
  • Core Milestone Experience Credits: 0
  • NOTE: It is recommended that students use one course required in the major to count as one of their Integrative Studies (IS) courses.

As well as: